Use this information-rich reading passages to integrate science curriculum into your reading standards!
This packet includes:
--5 Reading comprehension passages (1 per terrestrial biome)
--5 Graphic organizers (1 per passage)
--5 Short response activity sheets (1 per passage)
Use these for whole group, small group or individual instruction. The passages, graphic organizers and questions can serve as a teaching tool, stations, homework or a review!
RI.1—Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
RI.2—Determine central ideas of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
RI.4—Interpret words and phrases as they are used in the text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings and analyze how specific word choices shape the meaning.
4.L.1-Understand the effects of environmental changes, adaptations and behaviors that enable animals to survive in changing habitats.
5.L.2.1—Compare the characteristics of several common ecosystems, including estuaries, salt marshes, oceans, lakes and ponds.
5.L.2.2—Classify the organisms within the ecosystem according to the function they serve: producers, consumers or decomposers (biotic factors).
5.L.2.3—Infer the effects that may result from the interconnected relationship of plants and animals in their ecosystem.