In this unit, you will find 15 original "Science Themed" passages with 5 activities per text. Text dependent questions are common core aligned. This unit is perfect to teach reading in the content area of science. Students must cite text evidence to answer each question. Passages are grouped as mini-units with borders corrugated so there isn't any mixing up of pages. At the end of the unit I have included the passages without border---- this way you can implement Close Reading strategies as a whole or small group.
Answer Key Included
Paired Passage Support Response Pages for RI.9
Text Coding Poster
Close Reading and Interactive Notebook Ideas
1. What is Science? Lexile 740
2. Life Science Lexile 770
3. Earth Space Science Lexile 750
4. Physical Science Lexile 730
5. Matter of Fact Lexile 760
6. Technology Solves Difficulties Lexile 770
7. Mathematics and Science Lexile 720
8. The Scientific Method Lexile 750
9. State the Problem Lexile 770
10. Gather Information Lexile 760
11. Experiment Lexile 750
12. Record the Results Lexile 750
13. Conclusions Beginning or End? Lexile 750
14. All About Observations Lexile 760
15. What is Science? Lexile 740
Because each passage has four corresponding pages you can utilize this for homework. It can come out to 15 weeks of homework. Which would compliment concepts learned in class.
Standards are printed on all question pages.
Each question page focuses on one Common Core Category:
Key Ideas and Details (RI.1, RI.2, RI.3)
Craft and Structure (RI.4, RI.5, RI.6)
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas (RI.7, RI.8) Tools included for RI.9
The description for the larger unit that this unit is inside of is below. Take a look at the product description for the larger unit below or click here
to access it for more of a look at these passages.
Standards are printed at the top left or right above each question on pages where more than one standard is assessed. This informational text unit can be utilized for standards based grading. The text dependent questions challenge and enrich.
This is the larger 302 Page Unit Contains: 40 passages for assessments, homework, guided reading, close reading
, or use during science, social studies time. 100% Aligned to Common Core RL and RI standards. Purchase this unit to save money and have more of a variety as it addresses other standards.
This unit is Volume 2: Everything in here is new and fresh.
***Full Answer Key Included*** Standards listed next to each question. Easy to use with Standards Based Grading.
This unit is designed to "encourage" students to cite textual evidence and answer in complete sentences to prepare for PARCC.
High interest passages & graphics spark student motivation to read at the beginning of the year, middle, end and even summer.
Passages are packaged into the following unit themes: Back to School, Apples, Insects, Science and Fairy Tales & Fables
On each page parents and students can see the expectations of citing text evidence. With the RACE acronym printed at the bottom of each page it's always in view and reminds appropriate structure.
Passage Titles Organized by Theme:
1. What is Science?
2. Life Science
3. Earth Space Science
4. Physical Science
5. Matter of Fact
6. Technology Solves Difficulties
7. Mathematics and Science
8. The Scientific Method
9. State the Problem
10. Gather Information
12. Record the Results
14. Matter of Fact (Diff. Pass)
2. Fly Away
4. Worker Bee
5. Butterflies and Moths
6. Dragonflies and Damselflies
7. Grasshoppers or Locusts
8. Lady Buggin Me
9. Preying Mantis
2. Types of Apples
3. All About Apples
4. Johnny Appleseed
5. Apple Idioms
***Fable and Fairy Tale Unit***
These passages are retold by me from public domain.
1. Friendly Little Red
2. The Frog Prince
4. The Magic Fish
5. The Magic Goose
6. The Monkey and the Lion
***Back to School Unit***
1. Jitters, Part 1
2. Jitters, Part 2
3. History of Education
4. Teachers Now and Before
5. Little Red Schoolhouse
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"Helping your children become text-dependent!"
Each monthly unit has history, biographies, science topics, holidays, and more!
Designed for Close Reading
: Other uses include homework, social studies, or science.
Text dependent questions are designed for text evidence responses!
Each passage is written at FOUR levels. From first to fifth!
Each passage has five or more activities. Use for guided reading!
Each passage can be used as week-long homework!
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for the January Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
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for the June Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the August Close Reading Unit. 10 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the September Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the October Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the November Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the December Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
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