Everything Matters - a printable AND digital close reading - Distance Learning

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This resource has been updated to include a printable version of the text and activity AND a digital version of the same text and activity!

Integrate essential Science content and ELA standards using this close reading resource! The text is written in the middle of the 4th/5th grade text band and is packed with essential content for 5th grade Science, making it a great choice for a close reading. The lesson plan guides you through a close reading protocol, including task cards with text dependent questions in the printable version and a Google Slide with text dependent questions in the digital version. After your students have digested the information in the text, they will demonstrate their understanding with a fun, Superhero-themed comic strip performance task! Everything you need for the lessons is included!

You get:

1. a student text (two versions - pdf AND Google Slides)

2. a two-page lesson plan including definitions of 10 key vocabulary terms

3. a task cardAND Google Slide with three text dependent questions

4. a Comic Strip planning guide

5. Four Comic Strip templates for student choice

6. a Rubric to grade 5th grade NGSS Science content and CCSS Reading, Writing and Language Standards.

Just print and teach or push out through your LMS for an instant lesson!


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Be sure to check out these other resources about teaching Matter.

Everything Matters Escape Room

Everything Matters Word Search and Crossword Puzzle

For more nonfiction text tied to the NGSS standards, check out:

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Planet Pangaea - a close reading about plate tectonics

The Road Trip - a close reading about landforms

Down to Earth - a biography about Neil Armstrong - included differentiated levels of text

The Longest Night of the Year - a differentiated text about the Winter Solstice


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen. Examples of evidence could include adding air to expand a basketball, compressing air in a syringe, dissolving sugar in water, and evaporating salt water. Assessment does not include the atomic-scale mechanism of evaporation and condensation or defining the unseen particles.
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.


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