Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Passages & Word Walls - Science Bundle

Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Passages & Word Walls - Science Bundle
Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Passages & Word Walls - Science Bundle
Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Passages & Word Walls - Science Bundle
Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Passages & Word Walls - Science Bundle
Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Passages & Word Walls - Science Bundle
Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Passages & Word Walls - Science Bundle
Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Passages & Word Walls - Science Bundle
Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Passages & Word Walls - Science Bundle
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    These engaging differentiated reading passages are the perfect way to integrate Science & Literacy for the entire school year! The 5 science units included are Ocean Animals, Plants, Insects, Biomes, and the Solar System. Within the 5 units are 41 topics (120 reading passages total), and 5 word walls. Perfect for nonfiction reading and guided reading groups! Between introducing vocabulary, reading the passages, and then completing the follow-up activities, each reading passage can take about 1 week. All activities are thoughtfully aligned to the ELA Common Core for Grades 2-5. Please check out the preview for a closer look at exactly what is included!

    41 Topics Included (120 Reading Passages total)
    Ocean Animals (Grade Level Equivalents 1.5-4.5)
    • “All About Sharks”
    • “All About Whales”
    • “All About Dolphins”
    •  “All About Clownfish”
    • “All About Sea Turtles”
    • “All About Crabs”
    • “All About Octopuses”
    • “All About Jellyfish”
    • “All About Pufferfish”

    Plants (Grade Level Equivalents 2.5-5)
    • “What Plants Need”
    • “Parts of a Plant”
    • “Plant Life Cycle”
    • “A Closer Look at Photosynthesis”
    • “A Closer Look at Pollination”
    • “Types of Plants”

    Biomes (Grade Level Equivalents 2.5-5)
    • “All About Biomes”
    • “All About the Aquatic Biome”
    • “All About the Desert Biome”
    • “All About the Grassland Biome”
    • “All About the Forest Biome”
    • “All About the Tundra Biome”
    • “Plant Adaptations”

    Insects (Grade Level Equivalents 2-5.5)
    • “All About Insects”
    • “All About Ladybugs”
    • “All About Butterflies”
    • “All About Bees”
    • “All About Ants”
    • “All About Fireflies”
    • “All About Dragonflies”
    • “All About Crickets”
    • “All About Grasshoppers”

    The Solar System (Grade Level Equivalents 3-5.5)
    • "All About Mercury" 
    • "All About Venus" 
    • "All About Earth" 
    • "All About Mars" 
    • "All About Jupiter" 
    • "All About Saturn" 
    • "All About Uranus" 
    • "All About Neptune" 
    • “All About the Sun”
    • “All About the Moon”

    What’s included with the 41 Topics:
    While the grade level equivalent varies for the 3 leveled readers of each topic, all vocabulary terms and follow-up are the same. Although follow-up activities with the passages vary, the below activities are consistently included for all of the passages:
    • Vocabulary Chart Preview: Filled in with picture & student-friendly definition to preview with students, or as a blank chart for students to generate their own picture and definition.
    • Text Features: Either matching captions and headings to the text, or sorting text features and explaining the importance of each.
    • Color-Coding: Students find text evidence by color coding the evidence in the text and then writing responses to short answer questions
    • Graphic Organizers: These are visual ways for students to show comprehension of each passage while working on their summarizing skills.
    • Interactive Graphic Organizers: These are a cut, glue, fold, and write 2-page graphic organizer. They are similar to the graphic organizers above, while allowing students to let their creativity shine.
    • Crossword: This is for vocabulary reinforcement after reading the terms in context.
    • Venn Diagram: Every 2 passages offer an opportunity for students to practice comparing and contrasting. The only exceptions to this are the plants passages.
    • Many more activities vary by topic. Check out the preview to get a visual view of all the activities included for each topic!

    5 Word Walls:
    All word wall cards include a visual as well as a student friendly definition. Each card prints as a ½ sheet of an 8.5” by 11” paper (2/page). Printing directions are also included for smaller flashcards.
    • Ocean/Ocean Animals Word Wall (61 Terms)
    gills | camouflage | sense | species | migrate | dorsal fin | blowhole | plankton | krill | predator | blubber | breaching | pod | communicate | prey | echolocation | school of fish | crustacean | sea anemone | coral reef | symbiosis | tentacle | algae | plates | carapace | webbed | to nest | endangered | exoskeleton | pincers | antennae | marine | terrestrial | transparent | translucent | coastline | reproduce | population | suckers | regenerate | invertebrate | propel | den | toxic | tropical | environment | inflate | spines | ocean | aquatic | tide | tide pool

    • Insects Word Wall (62 Terms)
    exoskeleton | antenna | thorax | abdomen | egg | larva | pupa | adult | jointed legs | predator | defense | aphid | elytra | pronotum | hibernate | species | proboscis | prey | camouflage | molt | metamorphosis | chrysalis | compound eyes | ocelli | pollination | colony | symbiosis | pheromones | honeycomb | mandible | winged | wingless | mound | worker | drone | reproduce | hindwing | forewing | carnivore | nymph | swarm | entomologist | beetle | poisonous | bioluminescent | nocturnal | habitat | communicate | hind legs | cerci | ovipositor | burrow | omnivore | stridulate | segmented | herbivore | diet | pest | insect | head | life cycle | physical description

    • Plants Word Wall (50 Terms)
    roots | stem | leaves | seeds | sepals | petals | stamen | pistil | nutrients | decompose | fertilizer | photosynthesis | pollination | seed coat | embryo | germinate | a sprout | seedling | bud | plant life cycle | spore | cone | conifer | algae | mosses | ferns | nectar | pollen | ovules | fertilization | reproduce | carbon dioxide | oxygen | chloroplast | chlorophyll | stomata | adaptation | habitat | predator | biomes | species | spine | defense | bark | flowering plant | nonflowering plant | flower | fruit | vine | botanist

    • Biomes Word Wall (54 Terms)
    biomes | aquatic biome | desert | grassland | tundra | forest | terrestrial | aquatic | abiotic | biotic | climate | adapt | species | diverse | sediment | photosynthesis | arid | precipitation | conserve | vegetation | nocturnal | tropical | temperate | drought | humus | fertile | arctic | alpine | permafrost | hibernate | altitude | deciduous | canopy | moisture | camouflage | conifer | adaptation | habitat | predator | spines | defense | bark | fauna | flora | environment | pond | lake | river | wetland | coral reef | estuary | savanna | taiga | rainforest

    • Solar System Word Wall (53 Terms)
    crater | revolution | rotation | atmosphere | terrestrial | dense | toxic | water vapor | sphere | poles | meteoroid | satellite | meteorite | asteroid | canyon | rover | gas | solid | liquid | diameter | ringlet | pressure | telescope | probe | axis | astronomer | observatory | celestial body | gravity | climate | solar | star | photosphere | sunspot | solar flare | phases of the moon | highland | impact basin | launch | unmanned | comet | meteor | orbit | constellation | galaxy | full moon | crescent moon | gibbous moon | quarter moon | new moon | universe | astronomy | planet
    Total Pages
    971 pages
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    Teaching Duration
    1 Year
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