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Earth Day: Reading Passage and Questions: Reading Comprehension Activity

Earth Day: Reading Passage and Questions: Reading Comprehension Activity
Product Description
Earth Day: Passage and Questions - This pack includes a short close reading passage to help students better understand Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22. This passage discusses how Earth Day began, why it is celebrated, mentions the Environmental Protection Agency set up by the Federal Government, What it means to 'go green', and some fun facts about going green... among a few other bits of fun information.

Please click on the preview above to get a better idea of what is included.


IMPORTANT---- I offer the same passage in two different formats. This particular product is a one page passage with about 8 text-based questions that go along with the passage.

The other format is for interactive notebooks. It is the same passage and similar questions just formatted differently. If you would like to view the interactive notebook version, click HERE. You can then read the description to see which format works best for you.


This passage was written with 4th graders in mind, but it can be used with more advanced third graders or weaker fifth grade readers. Please use your best judgement.


What's included?

This pack includes a one page reading passage that should help students better understand some fun facts dealing Earth Day.

In addition to the passage, there are about 8 questions. One is on the definition of disposable, one focuses on the term 'going green', and the others focuses on comprehension questions related to the text. There is also a place for students to design a mini advertisement about saving the Earth.

An answer key is also provided.

PLEASE.... if you have any questions about the questions asked, what the passage includes, or anything else, just send me a message before you buy. :-) I will be glad to try and answer those.


In addition to doing this activity as a whole group reading lesson, you could also have students do it during a literacy center. Feel free to use it in your classroom however you would like.

**PLEASE... if you see any typos, send me a message before you rate the product. I can usually have corrections made very quickly. Thank you ahead of time.


Take a look at all of my close reading passages and activities by clicking HERE


21 Passages and Questions in BUNDLE


Columbus Day
Earth Day
Cindo De Mayo
Test Taking Tips
St. Patrick’s Day
Millions Watch the Super Bowl
Presidents’ Day
Dental Health Month
Groundhog Day
Valentine’s Day
New Year’s (Superstitions and New Year’s )
Martin Luther King, Jr.
New Year’s Resolutions
Chinese New Year
Christmas Traditions at the White House
Halloween and Candy Corn Poem
The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving
Veterans Day
Memorial Day

***All topics come with a passage, questions, and answer key.


For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.
Total Pages
3 pages
Answer Key
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