This product is a collection of 21 complex texts on various Earth Science topics with accompanying comprehension questions. These passages are Common Core aligned and focus on text-based answers. All answers are highlighted in the answer key. I use these with my class of 100% ESL students and they are applicable for levels ranging from 7th-12th grade.
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The full product includes:
-21 complex texts
-Short answer and multiple choice questions that go with the texts
-Complete answer key for all 21 texts
-Highlighted text to show exactly where the text-based answers can be found
-Full table of contents
This reading topics come from previous Earth Science Regents Exams, and I have included all information so that each answer can be found directly in the text itself.
The texts satisfy the following Common Core Standards for literacy in science:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to important distinctions the author makes and to any gaps or inconsistencies in the account.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11–12 texts and topics.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.10 By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 11–CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.