Reading comprehension passages! Common core-aligned!
This pack includes 10 nonfiction reading passages with comprehension questions all about Earth Day!
Wonderfully versatile for classroom use - use in guided reading groups, for independent reading, at centers, as supplements to other lessons, as morning work, as homework - anything a teacher could imagine!
This pack is part of our Holiday Informational Close Reading Bundle! Click here for the listing!
Building with Bottles (passage about reusing garbage to build schools)
Creative Ways to Help the Earth (passage about an architect who plans to use ocean litter to build an island)
Earth Day (note: this is a repeat of the Earth Day passage in our "Science and Nature" pack.)
People Power! (passage about energy generated by people)
Powered by the Sun (passage about an aviator who has designed a plane that uses solar energy instead of fuel)
The Environmental 'R's' (reusing, reducing and recycling)
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
There are 3 types of questions for each reading passage - main idea, short answer, word webs, creative thinking, multiple choice, true or false, fill in the blank, higher order, and/or personal opinion.
Includes a one-page dictionary for students to consult as they read. Words in the dictionary are bolded in the passage text.
Common Core Standards
A page outlining the Common Core standards for grades 3 and 4.
An answer key for each passage.
Check out the preview above for a look at the passage pages!
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