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Fossils: Paired Texts/Paired Passages

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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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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-LS4-1. Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.

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This set includes:

★ 2 passages about fossils (1 fiction and 1 non-fiction) 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

Check out these additional Science and Literacy Resources!

Inherited Traits Resources (3-LS3-1):

Life Cycles Resources (3-LS1-1):

Fossils Resources (3-LS4-1):

Animal Groups Resources (3-LS2-1):

Habitats Resources (3-LS4-3):

Environmental Changes Resources (3-LS4-4):

Rocks and Minerals Resources (4-ESS1-1):

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Total Pages
13 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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NGSS3-LS4-1
Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago. Examples of data could include type, size, and distributions of fossil organisms. Examples of fossils and environments could include marine fossils found on dry land, tropical plant fossils found in Arctic areas, and fossils of extinct organisms. Assessment does not include identification of specific fossils or present plants and animals. Assessment is limited to major fossil types and relative ages.

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