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Close Reading Why do leaves change color in the fall?

Close Reading Why do leaves change color in the fall?
Product Description
This resource is a CLOSE reading activity with a scientific nonfiction passage explaining why and how autumn leaves of deciduous trees change colors. This resource includes interactive notebook flaps and folds and response pages with text dependent questions. This resource is full of lots of activities to help your students dive into this scientific text and learn about the processes happening within the leaves.

This resource is aligned with CCSS for Reading Informational Text 3-6 grade.

Science Information Addressed
Looking at the phenomena of fall leaves changing color
Why some leaves change color
Why some locations have more vivid colors than others
Why trees drop their leaves
Chemical and biological processes
Specialized Plant Cells

Reading Skills Addressed

Reading back in the passage
Author's Purpose
Author's Credibility
Quoting from Text
Making Inferences
Main Idea
Supporting Details
Idea Development
Author's Specific Point and Reasons

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Total Pages
25 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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