RL.2.3 Character Response to Challenges and Events



This RL.2.3 Character Response to Challenges and Events unit is packed full of standards-based lesson plans, professionally Lexiled passages, and activities to use while you are teaching the standard RL.2.3. If you are not teaching Common Core, then the unit is still valuable to use when teachings students how to describe story elements, focusing on describing challenges the characters faces in a story and how they respond to that challenge.

*There is now a digital component included in this resource. The passages and graphic organizers are now created in Google Slides. You can get access to the digital versions on page 5 of the PDF. (The lesson plans, small group activities, and assessments are not digitally converted at this time.)*

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In the pack you will receive:

  • 3 Mini Lessons
  • 7 Graphic Organizers
  • 11 Lexile leveled Passages (levels listed below)
  • 3 Interactive Pieces (for notebook or plain paper)
  • 8 Task Cards for 4 Stories (or to use with any text)
  • 1 Summative Assessment
  • Answer Keys for certain lesson plan activities, all passages, and assessment

The reading passages and assessments are now professionally leveled by Lexile.

  • Pinata Problems- 640L
  • Taking the Reigns- 530L
  • Summer in the Garden- 650L
  • Bug Observation- 480L
  • First Time in NYC- 550L
  • Where are the Animals?- 660L
  • Jen’s Birthday Card- 590L
  • Lightning Bug Content- 650L
  • Trip to the E.R.- 510L
  • The Diving Board- 590L
  • On the Ledge- 580L
  • Assessment Reading #1- 660L
  • Assessment Reading #2- 530L

Update- A few lessons have been changed, and 3 new passages have been added, so that there are more differences between 1st and 2nd grade sets. The 1st Grade version of this standard has similar activities, but there are different topics.*

Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

If you’re interested in using only the digital versions of the passages and graphic organizers, you can buy the 2nd Grade Digital bundle here. This only comes with digital versions of the passages and graphic organizers.

This RL.2.3 Character Response to Challenges and Events unit purchase is for one single classroom only.
If you’re interested in sharing with other classrooms, make sure to buy the extra licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at [email protected].

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