Biology Science Reading Article Bundle - Grade 5-7

Biology Science Reading Article Bundle - Grade 5-7
Biology Science Reading Article Bundle - Grade 5-7
Biology Science Reading Article Bundle - Grade 5-7play
Biology Science Reading Article Bundle - Grade 5-7
Biology Science Reading Article Bundle - Grade 5-7
Biology Science Reading Article Bundle - Grade 5-7
Biology Science Reading Article Bundle - Grade 5-7
Biology Science Reading Article Bundle - Grade 5-7
Biology Science Reading Article Bundle - Grade 5-7
Biology Science Reading Article Bundle - Grade 5-7
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Biology Grade 5-7 Science Reading Article Bundle. Save 40% vs. purchasing each resource individually.

This resource contains 5 reading comprehension articles for Grades 5-7 (ages 10-12) students as well as older kids with lower developed learning levels. Tackle literacy and science by having your students read and answer questions from a scientific article. Each article highlights and explains key concepts for students’ understanding at a level they can comprehend. Furthermore, each page defines important words or phrases for student reference. Lastly, each reading includes Reading Comprehension questions and answers that test students’ concept understanding (direct from the paper), thinking and connecting, along with optional Extension Questions that challenge students to perform additional work and research outside the paper.

No prep, no formatting, no issues. Simply download, print (or upload to your class site), and you’re all set!

These resources are fully editable for your convenience and includes:
• Genetically Modified Organisms
• Heart Attack and Stroke
• Laser Eye Surgery
• Making Food Using Fermentation
• Mosquitoes and the Diseases They Spread


Elementary School
4 – LS1 – From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

Middle School
MS – LS1 - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
MS – LS2 - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
MS – LS4 - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity


The Problem You Face - Not having the time to properly teach scientific literacy (disciplinary literacy) or improve your students reading comprehension and analysis skills.

The Solution
This fully editable, NO PREP reading comprehension article is composed of relevant, applicable and engaging reading activities which can be used to:
• introduce your topic
• improve your students reading comprehension and scientific literacy skills
• improve your students' analysis skills
• provide an extension activity to students who move at a faster pace
• provide extra credit to students in need
• measure your students literacy skills

Furthermore, this resource works very well as an emergency substitute plan as it will keep your students on task and focused while you are away.

This resource will take your students between 50-75 minutes to complete and includes some open-ended questions. An answer key is also included for your reference.


You might also be interested in the following individual reading comprehension articles:
• Energy Use and Conservation
• Wind Energy Production
• Hydroelectric Energy Production
• Solar Electricity Production
• Fossil Fuel Energy Production
• Nuclear Energy - Fission and Fusion
• The Science of Roller Coasters

• Optical Phenomena

General Sciences
• Making Food Using Fermentation
• Why is the Sky Blue?
• The Limitations of Space Travel
• Artificial Preservatives
• Plate Tectonics
• How Do Ships Float?
• Effects of Everyday Forces

• The Chemistry of Cooking
• Water Softeners

• Genetically Modified Organisms

Health and Wellbeing
• Concussions
• The Common Cold
• Allergies
• Cancer
• Viruses
• The Cardiovascular System
• Vaccines
• Blood Types
• The Nervous System
• Asthma and Asthma Attacks
• Acne
• Immune System – Your Body’s Police Force
• Fracking and Its Dangers
• The Measles
• Stem Cells
• The Flu
• How Protective Equipment Keeps You Safe
• Caffeine: The Elixir of Energy
• Exercise and its Importance for Health
• Smallpox
• HIV and AIDS
• Polio
• Effects of stress on the brain
• Pesticides
• Whooping Cough
• Genetics and Gene Therapy
• Down Syndrome
• Cystic Fibrosis
• Heart Disease

• Heart Attack and Stroke
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Laser Eye Surgery

• Invasive Species
• Urban Sprawl
• Food Webs
• Why Leaves Change Color In The Fall
• The Effects of Pollution
• Endangered Species
• Animal Adaptations
• Biodiversity
• The Water Cycle
• The Seasons and What Causes Them
• Nocturnal Animals
• Climate Change
• Oil Spills and Their Consequences
• Farming – Is Organic Really Better?
• Fracking and Its Dangers
• Why Bees Are Important
• Bioaccumulation and Biomagnification
• Ecosystems

• Mosquitoes And The Diseases They Spread

Natural Disasters and Weather
• Earthquakes
• Hurricanes
• Tornadoes
• How Weather Works
• Lightning
• Thunderstorms
• Why The Wind Blows
• Climate Change
• Volcanoes

• Tsunamis

If you would like to save 75% vs. purchasing the articles individually, please check out my Science Reading Comprehension Resource Bundle


Praise For My Reading Comprehension Resources:

"Perfect for informational text reading standards! Thanks!"

"I teach middle school science and need to include informational text in my classroom. These readings are great for independent reading for my grade level and upper-level readers. The articles address CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.1 (Citing specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.) and CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.10 (By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.). The leveled questions allow you to subtly assign the questions to different ability students working in a group.
Topics are relevant to the students and current. Graphics draw the students into the article.
I'm going to have one printed and waiting in for my substitute folder too!

"Thanks for putting together a wonderful resource."

"I teach Special Education high school science in Maryland in a special school for children with learning disabilities/Autism. I liked the readings and I think students could relate to the topics. I know these are too high a reading level for most of my students and I would read it out loud and highlight the important information together. I would not be able to use the higher order thinking questions (which I like) with these kids. For my high students (very few of these in my school :), I really like these especially how you noted where you got the information which if they were inclined, they could go back to the original source. I like that you have scaffolded the questions and I would only be able to use these with a handful of students, but I think in a regular high school classroom (I spent many years in regular ed) these are spot on. Thank you for sharing."


Each summary is rich with age-appropriate content (grades 8 and up) and is 2.5-3 pages long (13-font). Following each is a list of 8-13 questions along with the answer key, which will help guide your students understanding.

How this product will help your students:
- Improve their scientific and disciplinary literacy skills
- Improve their reading comprehension and scientific knowledge
- Give them insights into important scientific concepts
- Provide an extension activity for your faster moving/more gifted students

How this product will help you:
- Allow you to meet the NGSS, TEKS and Common Core Standards
- Provide you with a concise introduction to your topic
- Provide you with an engaging and easy to leave substitute plan which will keep your students engaged and on task
- Prove you a means of measuring your students' literacy skills

We don't spend enough time teaching scientific literacy to our students. This is either because we don't have the resources to do so effectively or we don't have the time. However, teaching our students to become scientifically literate is vital if we want them to succeed in life. We need them to know about the world they live in and about the issues they face. Even issues as simple as the common cold are misunderstood and can lead to the misuse of antibacterial drugs eventually rendering them ineffective.

It can be used as a tool in your teaching arsenal on a regular basis, an extension activity for your faster learners, left for a substitute in an emergency or planned absence or as an extra bit of information for a topic.
Total Pages
40 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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