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Passages to Comprehension

Grades 2 to 5
 

Increase Reading Comprehension Achievement with Passage Cards and Standards-Based Practice

  • Provides multiple exposures to short, complex texts which students need to meet today's rigorous Reading Standards.
  • Covers a range of literary genres and informational text types.
  • Enables students to interact with a text, demonstrate their reading comprehension, and practice applying a skill by marking up the laminated Passage Cards with Write-On/Write-Off Markers.
  • Teaches students to extract evidence and demonstrate their comprehension of a text with pre-written questions on the individual Blackline Masters.
  • Take a Look Inside! Download a Program Brochure for Passages to Comprehension.

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-U
  • 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.

Lesson Plans


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 Lesson Plan sampler.

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 Passage Card with accompanying Blackline Master.

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®Price
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 $499.00
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 $499.00
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 $499.00
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 $499.00

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