What really happened in 19th century hospitals? What are some of the odd abilities of plants? Your students will enjoy finding out the answers to these questions and more as they read these high-interest nonfiction passages that align to ALL the Common Core Nonfiction Reading Standards (an optional alignment chart for each question is included). The lexile level and Flesch Kincaid grade level equivalencies are both provided for each passage.
What We Used to Eat: Our Forgotten Food 8.7 RL and 1280 Lexile
Propolis: The Bee Paste No One Talks About 7.4 RL and 990 Lexile
Beware: The 19th Century Hospital 8.4 RL and 1040 Lexile
Corn's Unusual History 8.4 RL and 1275 Lexile
The Odd Plants That Shaped America 7.4 RL and 990 Lexile
Like Lichen 7.4 RL and 990 Lexile
Clever Plants 7.1 RL and 981 Lexile
Unusual Uses for Plants and Bugs 8.6 RL and 1065 Lexile
(Optional Common Core Alignment and State Learning Standard Forms that
Align to Each Question)
Use these to review learning objectives in a fun way. Students integrate social studies, science, and reading as they cover state learning objectives. Extend lessons by assigning the passages as homework. Use as emergency substitute plans to review important learning standards while students read high-interest passages.
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