Word Study Passages

228 Passages for Practicing Word Study Skills

If you have students who need practice identifying word parts quickly while reading, then these passages are for you!

The goal of the passages is to give students practice with word study skills right inside the context of reading.

After reading, students will identify the word study skills by studying the 4 bolded words in each passage and working with each word on the bottom of the page.

Included in EACH Word Study Passages Set:

  1. 12 word study passages to help identify prefixes in texts during reading.
  2. 4 bolded tier 2 words in every passage.
  3. Word study work underneath each passage.
  4. Writing connection, applying words into own writing.
  5. Google Classroom Digital Version.


Ideas for Use:

  1. As mentor texts during a whole group word study lesson on prefixes.
  2. In a small guided reading group.
  3. In a word study reading center.
  4. As independent practice after a lesson on prefixes.
  5. As a homework review.


  • Below is the list of word study skills that will be available in the growing bundle!
  • Sets will publish about every 3 weeks until the bundle is complete.
  • Each skill comes with 12 passages (6 Fiction, 6 NF).
  1. Prefixes
  2. Suffixes Volume 1
  3. Suffixes Volume 2
  4. Context Clues
  5. Synonyms
  6. Word Parts
  7. Base Words
  8. Multi-Meaning Words
  9. Onset/Rime
  10. Background Knowledge
  11. Compound Words
  12. Inferring
  13. Mood
  14. Apply the Word
  15. Synthesizing
  16. Monitoring for Meaning
  17. Words in a Phrase
  18. Word Lists
  19. Literal v. Figurative Language

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