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 6th grade.
Aligned with NGSS and Utah SEEd emphasis on Using Phenomena to Engage students in purposeful learning.
For further learning with this concepts I have an Autumn Leaf Lab
Autumn Leaf Experiment With Slide Show
You can purchase the lab AND CLOSE Reading Unit and SAVE MONEY by clicking this link Autumn Leaf Experiment AND CLOSE Reading Unit
This resource is aligned with Utah SEEd 8.3.1 Plan and conduct an investigation and use the evidence to construct an explanation of how photosynthetic organisms use energy to transform matter. Emphasize molecular and energy transformations during photosynthesis.
This resource aligns with MS-LS1-6. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and
flow of energy into and out of organisms.
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
Quoting from Text
Author's Specific Point and Reasons
This resource is also available in this bundle to save you 20%
NGSS Middle School Physical Science Bundle
Please take a look at some of my other CLOSE Reading Articles and units:
Close Reading Nonfiction Spider Passage With Interactive Notebook Inserts
Life Cycle of a Rabbit Close Reading Passage With Interactive Notebook Flaps
Close Reading Life cycle of a Butterfly With Interactive Notebook Inserts