Electricity Informational Reading Selections and Questions for Grades 3-5

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3rd, 4th, 5th
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Elementary reading comprehension in an fun, scientific package

Time for science… and electricity, too! These electricity-based informational reading selections are a simple way to integrate science into your reading workshop. Three articles explore interesting and important facts and keep your kids engaged while they rigorously focus on standards-based comprehension questions.

Science facts that tie right into your science unit – that’s how to keep students super-interested in reading!

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While the study of energy and electric circuits is often a fourth grade unit, this nonfiction reading selection is entirely appropriate for students in grades three through five.

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These informational reading selections about winter include tons of interesting facts. I created each of these original themed selections (3 in all) based on the specific Common Core needs of 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. Each selection is two pages long and includes a two-page worksheet with complete answer key.

Sample: Did Thomas Edison Invent the Light Bulb?

Thomas Edison was a famously talented inventor. He invented many things such as the record player and movie cameras. But did he invent the light bulb?

Back in 1860, Joseph Swan got the first patent for inventing a light bulb in Great Britain. His light bulb had a carbon filament that lasted only about 13 hours. Swan traveled the country showing off his invention and writing about it in magazines. But his design wasn’t perfect.

Years later, Thomas Edison read about Swan’s light bulb and set about improving it so it would last longer. Edison and his team tried 1,200 different types of light bulbs before creating the one that is much like light bulbs we use today. The bulb he created would last as long as 1,200 hours! But, for all his hard work judges in Britain and in the United States said the idea was not Edison’s.

Standards-based reading fun

Common Core State Standards include an updated focus on reading informational texts. These selections and worksheets fit perfectly with the standards below. I have included are multiple-choice, short answer and some extended response items.

This reading packet includes selections on:

- The role Edison played in the invention of the light bulb
- The everyday application of electricity in students’ lives
- Light bulb and battery circuits

I love integrating other content areas into reading workshop – it’s double-dipping and a time-saver! Have some science-based fun with your kids!

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Total Pages
26
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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Electricity Informational Reading Selections and Questions
Electricity Informational Reading Selections and Questions
Electricity Informational Reading Selections and Questions
Electricity Informational Reading Selections and Questions