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
Grade Levels
Product Rating
File Type

Compressed Zip File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

795 MB|910 pages
Share
Product Description
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 Organizer: Either an interactive cut and fold, or straight forward fill-ins, these are for students to show comprehension of each passage while working on their summarizing skills.
• 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

After downloading, you will have access to all resources as PDFs in a zip file. Due to TpT size limits (1GB), these files have been compressed. For higher image quality and original files, a Google Drive link is also included for you to download these larger files as needed. If you have any questions, you can contact me at the Q & A tab on this resource, or e-mail me at cassdonoian@gmail.com. Thank you!
Total Pages
910 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Year
Report this Resource
Loading...
$89.95
Digital Download
List Price:
$110.50
You Save:
$20.55
More products from Raise the Bar Reading
Product Thumbnail
$0.00
Product Thumbnail
$0.00
Product Thumbnail
$0.00
Product Thumbnail
$0.00
Product Thumbnail
$0.00
$89.95
Digital Download
List Price:
$110.50
You Save:
$20.55
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up