Climate Zones Differentiated Reading Passages and Questions
The file includes one passage written on three levels. Passages are marked H, M, L (high, medium, low) in small print on the bottom of the page.
As all students are tested on the same benchmarks, the passages are differentiated -not the assessment.
Passages are written in full page format with large font for annotating text in centers or guided reading.
If you prefer to use the passages in the interactive science notebooks, a half page format is also included.
GO GREEN! Place passages in page protectors for annotating with dry erase in centers.
Answer key is included.
weather, climate, climate zone, tropical, temperate, polar, tundra, glaciers, temperature, humidity, precipitation
*identify the location of major climate zones (polar, tropical, and temperate) on a globe
*identify environments within climate zones (e.g. the tundra environment is located within the polar zone, the rainforest environment is within the tropical zone)
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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.10 By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.