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Passages to Comprehension

Grades 2 to 5
 

Easy-to-Follow Instruction and Activity-Based Student Materials

Teach Comprehension Effectively and Efficiently with Passage Text Cards and Student Practice—in Print and Digital Format

The Text Passages and Blackline Masters are available in both Print and PDF formats so that teachers and students can access in school and at home:

  • Short, complex Fiction and Nonfiction original Texts Passages, created to target teach Comprehension Strategies.
  • Blackline Masters accompany each Text Passage and support practice and interaction with texts.
  • Direct, Flexible Instruction: Individual Lesson Plans for each Text Passage with prompts and easy-to-follow instruction for teachers at every level of experience. Includes ELL Strategies.
  • Family Notes: Strategies and Practice Activities to support students at home.
  • Take a Look Inside! Download a Program Brochure for Passages to Comprehension.
  • Get Ready for Summer School! Download a Summer School Pacing Plan.

The Skills Gradually Increase in Difficulty to Meet the Standards for Each Grade

Grade-specific skills in each kit support their related standard and target the key concepts of that standard for the grade level. Skills gradually increase in cognitive difficulty as the grades progress to meet the standard requirements.

Grade 2

  • 39 Passages/Blackline Masters
    • 21 Fiction Passages
    • 18 Nonfiction Passages
  • 8 Test Passages/Blackline Masters
  • Guided Reading Level: K-M
  • Lexile: 420L-560L

Grade 3

  • 39 Passages/Blackline Masters
    • 21 Fiction Passages
    • 18 Nonfiction Passages
  • 8 Test Passages/Blackline Masters
  • Guided Reading Level: N-P
  • Lexile: 570L-700L

Grade 4

  • 45 Passages/Blackline Masters
    • 24 Fiction Passages
    • 21 Nonfiction Passages
  • 8 Test Passages/Blackline Masters
  • Guided Reading Level: Q-R
  • Lexile: 720L-850L

Grade 5

  • 43 Passages/Blackline Masters
    • 22 Fiction Passages
    • 21 Nonfiction Passages
  • 8 Test Passages/Blackline Masters
  • Guided Reading Level: S-V
  • Lexile: 870L-990L

Program Overview

Passages


Laminated Fiction and Nonfiction Passage Cards
  • Each Passage written to teach a specific Reading Standard/Skill.
  • Short, complex text keeps students focused, and helps them to apply the Standards.
  • Fiction Passages cover a a variety of genres, including Historical Fiction, Folktales, Drama, Realistic Fiction, Fantasy, and Poetry.
  • Nonfiction Passages feature Science, Social Studies, and Technical topics that align to content standards.
  • Illustrated with original art and photographs.
  • Write-On/Wipe-Off Markers included to mark up the Passages.
  • Access to PDFs of the Passages Cards and linked Blackline Masters.
  • Take a Look Inside! Download a FREE Passage Card with accompanying Blackline Master.

Teacher Guide


Individual Lesson Plans for each Passage, with at-a-glance information about the Passage, standard/skill, GRL, Lexile measure, and word count.
  • Pre-reading support for building background knowledge, making predictions, and introducing vocabulary
  • Step-by-step guided reading instruction with modeling and text annotation suggestions
  • Scripted prompts for applying the standard to the text and encourage in-depth analysis
  • Detailed scaffolding strategies for every response item
  • Support for ELL students
  • Complete answer key with sample responses for every short-answer question to model answers when students need extra support
  • Take a Look Inside! Download a FREE Teacher Guide sampler with Lesson Plans.

Blackline Masters


  • Multiple-Choice and Short-Answer Questions for each Passage assess the target standard/skill.
  • Questions increase in difficulty to check students' depth of comprehension.
  • Mix of literal, inferential, and evaluative questions challenge students, preparing them for standardized tests.
  • Student Answer Key allows students to correct their own answers when working independently.
  • Take a Look Inside! Download a FREE Teacher Guide sampler with Blackline Masters.

Graphic Organizers


  • Skill-specific Graphic Organizers for every Passage and Test introduce students to the skill.
  • Students demonstrate their comprehension and record their notes in a clear format.

Pretests and Posttest Cards


Take a Look Inside! Download a Program Brochure for Passages to Comprehension.

 

Passages to Comprehension
Quantity Order Code ConfigurationLexile®PriceStandards Correlations
WA-38361 Grade 2 Kit: 234 Passages Cards (6 each of 39 Passages); 120 Passages Test Cards (15 each of 8 Tests); 39 Passages Cards and Blackline Masters PDFs; 1 Teacher Guide; 1 Blackline Masters Book; 25 Markers; 1 Storage Box 420L - 560L $510.00 Correlate
WA-38362 Grade 3 Kit: 234 Passages Cards (6 each of 39 Passages); 120 Passages Test Cards (15 each of 8 Tests); 39 Passages Cards and Blackline Masters PDFs; 1 Teacher Guide; 1 Blackline Masters Book; 25 Markers; 1 Storage Box 570L - 700L $510.00 Correlate
WA-38363 Grade 4 Kit: 270 Passages Cards (6 each of 45 Passages); 120 Passages Test Cards (15 each of 8 Tests); 45 Passages Cards and Blackline Masters PDFs; 1 Teacher Guide; 1 Blackline Masters Book; 25 Markers; 1 Storage Box 720L - 850L $510.00 Correlate
WA-38364 Grade 5 Kit: 258 Passages Cards (6 each of 43 Passages); 120 Passages Test Cards (15 each of 8 Tests); 43 Passages Cards and Blackline Masters PDFs; 1 Teacher Guide; 1 Blackline Masters Book; 25 Markers; 1 Storage Box 870L - 990L $510.00 Correlate
WA-39935 Complete Collection: Grades 2, 3, 4, and 5 Kits 420L - 990L $1,935.00  

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