These are the nonfiction close reading comprehension passages and activities that every 2nd grade teacher is looking for! This pack has 50 original 2nd grade nonfiction close reading passages and activities that will get to the heart of improving reading comprehension by teaching your students to become close reading experts!
There are nine non-fiction reading comprehension target skills in this product. Each reading comprehension target skill has a set of 5 non-fiction reading passages and activities specifically dedicated to it (…except for the nonfiction compare and contrast target skill because it has a total of 10 reading passages so that your students can compare away!)
Each one of the 50 nonfiction reading passages has 2 pages of carefully written close reading tasks and reading comprehension activities. The first page of reading comprehension tasks is specifically aligned to the nonfiction learning target identified at the top of the page. The second page of reading comprehension tasks is a SPIRAL REVIEW of all the nonfiction reading comprehension learning targets for the grade level. This is perfect for holding those kids accountable for all of the nonfiction reading comprehension skills they have already learned! No skill slipping on your watch!
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THE NONFICTION (INFORMATIONAL TEXT) READING COMPREHENSION TARGET SKILLS ARE:
→ ASK AND ANSWER QUESTIONS (CCSS RI.2.1)
→ MAIN TOPIC (CCSS RI.2.2)
→ CONNECTIONS (CCSS RI.2.3)
→ WORD MEANINGS (CCSS RI.2.4)
→ TEXT FEATURES (CCSS RI.2.5)
→ TEXT PURPOSE (CCSS RI.2.6)
→ IMAGES AND DIAGRAMS (CCSS RI.2.7)
→ AUTHOR’S REASONS (CCSS RI.2.8)
→ COMPARE AND CONTRAST (CCSS RI.2.9)
SUGGESTED RELATED PRODUCTS:
This is a perfect companion to use with my related Literature pack:
2nd Grade Close Reading Passages and Activities – Literature
BUT, if you are thinking about buying both the Literature AND Informational packs, you should get a DISCOUNT by buying it in a bundle!
2nd Grade Close Reading – Informational AND Literature BUNDLE
CAREFULLY CRAFTED CLOSE READING COMPREHENSION PASSAGES AND ACTIVITIES
Each non fiction close reading comprehension passage falls within the Lexile level of 450-790, which is the standard expectation for 2nd-3rd grade. The Lexile level is marked at the top of each passage. The informational text types range between STEM topics, science, history, and opinion pieces. The formats include website simulations, magazine articles, and texts with multiple diagrams. In terms of interest level, EVERY nonfiction passage is written with a 2nd grader in mind.
WHAT STANDARDS ARE THESE CLOSE READING COMPREHENSION ACTIVITIES ALIGNED TO?
These non fiction reading comprehension activities are most closely aligned to the Common Core standards. However, everything is referenced as “learning targets” so that it is applicable within any 2nd grade classroom. There are two options in this download. You can choose to either use a version where the passages and activities make references to Common Core or a version that does NOT make references to Common Core. The content is the same in both sets of passages and activities, but this option gives Common Core schools a specific reference to the corresponding standard, which may be helpful.
WHAT CAN THESE NONFICTION CLOSE READING PASSAGES BE USED FOR?
These nonfiction close reading passages and activities are perfect for teaching reading comprehension skills, reading assessments, guided reading groups, or reading comprehension homework. Your students must refer to the text and provide textual evidence of their understanding and comprehension of the reading passages.
DIGITAL DISTANCE LEARNING OPTION INCLUDED FOR ALL READING PASSAGES AND ACTIVITIES
In addition to the traditional printable pack, the close reading passages and activities in this download can also be assigned via Google slides or Google Classroom, which makes everything very versatile for digital distance learning.
To see a video overview of the digital version as well as instructions for assigning these close reading passages and activities using Google Docs or Google Classroom, check out these videos:
TEACHERS LIKE YOU SAID…
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “ I appreciate being able to pull a standard and have a few options for independent or small group reading comprehension practice. Each reading passage connects to the standard, and there are there other spiral tasks as well. Thank you!” – Lisa K.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “ I love all of these standards-based passages. Most passages are engaging for students and offer great, thorough questions about each standard and offer review questions from other standards. I can’t say enough good things about these packs!” – Emily P.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “ I am beyond pleased with this reading comprehension resource. I use it as an enrichment activity for my high readers as a “book club” of sorts and it is great! I absolutely love how each of the reading passages and activities are strategically aligned to a standard. I simply choose the standard that the students need more practice with and BAM!! All set and ready to go.” – Lindsey E.
The Common Core standards consider 2nd and 3rd grade level texts within the same Lexile level band of 450-790. That means I use many (about 85%) of the same texts in both the 2nd and 3rd grade reading passages. I only modify the reading passages slightly for text complexity and to better match the specific grade level standards. However, you will see that the questions and activities on each of these grade level products are completely different and aligned to that grade level’s standards. If a 2nd grade teacher is looking for something to differentiate for higher level readers, I suggest my 4th Grade Close Reading packs. If you are looking to differentiate for lower level readers, you don’t need to buy the 1st Grade pack, you can save money and use the 2nd Grade add-on differentiation packs – Informational DIFFERENTIATION PACK, Literature DIFFERENTIATION PACK.
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FREEBIE – Compare and Contrast Two Passages (2nd/3rd Grade)
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