Distance Learning Habitats Ecosystems Leveled Passages Print + Google Classroom

Linda Kamp
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These habitats and ecosystems leveled passages and readers now include both print and digital versions on Google Slides and are ideal for distance learning. Included is a set of 12 close reading passages and 12 leveled readers for second grade students. Four different topics are included in both article format and book/reader format. Each one is written in 3 reading levels in both print and digital form, giving you 24 passages + 24 readers for a total of 48 reading choices. This resource is the perfect companion to Habitats & Ecosystems 2nd Grade Science unit and Habitats & Ecosystems Digital Resources.

The reading levels range from beginning of year 2nd grade to end of year 2nd grade and correlate to Lexile levels 400-500L, 500-600L, and 600-700L. These carefully written resources are ready-to-use comprehension and close reading practice in both print and digital formats. They are an ideal way to practice reading skills and reinforce science content.

Easy to differentiate, each leveled passage and reader includes 2 sets of questions. Text dependent questions for students to locate and color code evidence in the text, and text structure questions that target 9 key learning standards for reading informational text.

  • Ask and answer questions
  • Read and comprehend
  • Main topic
  • Text features
  • Images & diagrams
  • Text purpose
  • Word meanings
  • Context clues
  • Cause & effect

The questions are identical for each reading level allowing you to use a specific passage whole group and discuss the questions all together, even if some students are using a different level. The passages and readers are ideal to use in guided reading groups and as interventions materials. Answer keys are included.

To save you time I’ve included procedures for using the passages, reading level conversions chart, teacher’s notes, and Common Core standards alignment page for 2nd grade reading informational text.

This resource also includes Digital Versions:

A clickable links page with links to the 24 digital resources is included in the download. When you click each link, it will automatically make a copy for you to save to your Google Drive.

Teacher directions for using and assigning the resources in Google Classroom are also included.

Please see the preview for more details and pictures of all that is included in the download.

Happy teaching!

Linda Kamp

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Additional 2nd grade close reading passages:

Holidays Around the World

Properties of Matter (coming soon)

Earth Changes & Landforms (coming soon)

2nd grade science units available:

Habitats & Ecosystems

Scientists & The Scientific Method: An Introduction to Science

Properties of Matter


Life Cycle of Plants

Butterfly Life Cycle

2nd grade DIGITAL science resources:

Habitats & Ecosystems Digital Lessons & Activities

Properties of Matter Digital Lessons & Activities

Scientists & The Scientific Method Digital Lessons & Activities

Upcoming 2nd grade science units:

Earth Changes/Landforms

Plant & Animal Life Cycles

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. Emphasis is on the diversity of living things in each of a variety of different habitats. Assessment does not include specific animal and plant names in specific habitats.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.


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