These 24 engaging planets reading passages are a must have for a Solar System unit, nonfiction reading, or guided reading groups! Each planet comes with 3 leveled reading passages containing the same educational material & vocabulary, only varying by reading level. Reading passages range from Grade Level Equivalents of 3-5.5. All follow-up activities are thoughtfully planned to align to the ELA Common Core. Please check out the preview for a closer look!
For a discounted price on this product, Sun & Moon Differentiated Reading Passages, and the Solar System Cooperative Learning Research Project, check out the *Solar System Bundle*
24 Differentiated Reading Passages
(3 levels per planet)
"All About Mercury"
"All About Venus"
"All About Earth"
"All About Mars"
"All About Jupiter"
"All About Saturn"
"All About Uranus"
"All About Neptune"
Student Materials for Each Passage:
• Vocabulary Preview Charts:
Included are 2 options with vocabulary terms only or a chart with the image & definition filled-in.
• Finding Text Evidence:
2 Options: 1.) Students color code text evidence in the passage and then write a written response in their own words, or 2.) complete a written response only to questions.
• Using Text Features
: Students sort the text feature from the passage onto a graphic organizer and explain its purpose and how it is helpful to the reader.
• Vocabulary Crossword
• Interactive Graphic Organizer
Simple cut & glue activity for students to sort information from the passage into a visual graphic organizer.
• Planets Venn Diagrams (4) :
Students compare and contrast every 2 planets.
Solar System Cumulative Activities include:
• Planets Table/ Chart Interpretations
• Planets Timeline Interpretations
• Planets Sorts
(3: Inner Planets, Outer Planets, All Planets)
• "Soaring through the Planets" Planets Picture Dictionary
• "Soaring through the Planets" Vocabulary Crosswords
(with and without word bank)
• "Soaring through the Planets" Comprehension Crossword
• Blank Copies of each Activity:
Provides flexible use (Vocabulary Charts, Text Features, Venn Diagram)
• Answer Keys:
Included for all "Finding Text Evidence" Short Answers and Crossword Puzzles.
This product is also part of the Science & ELA Integration Bundle
, which is enough differentiated reading passages for the entire year!
Other Related Products
• Solar System Word Wall
• The Solar System Cooperative Learning Research Project
• Sun and Moon Differentiated Reading Passages, Compare & Contrast, Vocabulary & Comprehension
• *Solar System Bundle*
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