Energy Close Reading Passages
Students will explain that energy has the ability to cause motion or create change; identify renewable and nonrenewable energy resources such as fossil fuels, sunlight, wind, flowing water, biomass, and geothermal; explain that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object (opaque, translucent, transparent), then it absorbs, refracts, or reflects; explain that friction causes heat; explain that heat travels from hotter object to colder objects; identify materials that conduct heat well and poorly; explain that sound is caused by vibrating objects. Students will explain why sound travels faster in dense objects; explain that pitch depends upon how fast or slow an object vibrates: high pitch has many waves and low pitch has few waves; and explain that chemical energy is energy from chemicals, it stored in the bonds of molecules and released in a chemical reaction; identify matter containing chemical energy.
The file includes 7 passages written on three levels. Passages are marked H, M, L (high, medium, low) in small print on the bottom of the page.
As all students are tested on the same benchmarks, the passages are differentiated -not the assessment.
Passages are written in full page format with large font for annotating text in centers or guided reading.
If you prefer to use the passages in the interactive science notebooks, a half page format is also included.
Answer keys are included.
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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.10 By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.