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Environmental Changes: Paired Passages/Texts (3-LS4-4)

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2nd - 3rd
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Help your students master NGSS Science Standards, plus Common Core reading and writing standards at the same time with these paired passages! These differentiated paired texts are useful to help students with fiction and non-fiction comprehension. And they are a great way to integrate science and language arts!

This product aligns to NGSS 3-LS4-4. Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.

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This set includes:

★ 2 non-fiction passages about environmental changes on 3 differentiated levels

  • Easiest level (yellow circle): Lexile 800L-900L; Fountas & Pinnell M/N
  • Middle level (green square): Lexile 900L-1000L; Fountas & Pinnell N-P
  • Hardest Level (blue triangle): Lexile 1000L-1100L; Fountas & Pinnell P/R

★ 1 open-ended writing prompt

★ 1 open-ended writing rubric

★ 1 short answer page with sample answers

★ 1 multiple-choice quiz on 3 differentiated levels

  • Level 1: 4 questions, Level 2: 6 questions, Level 3: 8 questions

★ Multiple Choice Answer Keys

★ 1 graphic organizer

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13 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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NGSS3-LS4-4
Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change. Examples of environmental changes could include changes in land characteristics, water distribution, temperature, food, and other organisms. Assessment is limited to a single environmental change. Assessment does not include the greenhouse effect or climate change.
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

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