Vocabulary Passages

72 Passages that teach 216 Tier 2 Vocabulary Words!

These vocabulary passages are the PERFECT way to build your students' vocabulary all while practicing reading, comprehension, and test-taking strategies.

They are ready for either digital or printable use!


It's so simple to apply the learning. Simply have students follow these 3 steps:

  1. Read and think about the meaning of each bolded word.
  2. Answer the multiple choice vocabulary questions.
  3. Apply learning and understanding of new words.

Included in each Vocabulary Passages Sets:

  1. 12 fiction passages with 3 bolded tier 2 words in every passage.
  2. 12 nonfiction passages with 3 bolded tier 2 words in every passage.
  3. 3.Google Drive digital version
  4. 4.Answer keys

Ideas for Use:

  1. As a mentor text during a whole group lesson on vocabulary.
  2. In a small guided reading group.
  3. In a comprehension center.
  4. As independent practice after a lesson on vocabulary
  5. As a homework review.
  6. Practice for taking standardized texts.


Each story includes beautiful custom artwork, created exclusively for Out of This World Literacy by Malaya Bengel Art

Copyright © 2020 Jen Bengel

All rights reserved by author.

Permission to copy for single classroom use only.

Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.

Not for public display.

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Jen Bengel
Jen Bengel

Jen is a Literacy Collaborative Coordinator and Curriculum Writer with with over 13 years experience in education. She provides professional development for teachers around the world, offering free webinars, complete online courses, school and district trainings, and free Facebook Live trainings.

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