Grade 5-7 Science Reading Article Mega Bundle

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5th - 7th
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    This resource contains 100+ reading comprehension articles for students in grades 5-7 as well as older students with lower developed learning levels. Tackle literacy and science by having your students read and answer questions from a scientific article. Each page highlights and explains key terms for student reference. Each reading includes Reading Comprehension questions and answers that test students’ concept understanding (direct from the paper), thinking and connecting, along with optional Extension Questions that challenge students to perform additional work and research outside the paper.


    Each Reading is Google Classroom and Distance Learning Ready

    • These resources are perfect for in-class or distance learning and integrates seamlessly with Google Classroom.
    • Automatically creates a copy of the reading and puts it directly into your Google Drive with a single click.
    • Purchase --> Open --> Click --> Assign to your students
    • Each reading also includes a Microsoft Word and PDF version.

    Having all three options allow you to assign the reading to your students without worrying about formatting issues as all the work has already been done for you. It also allows you, as well as your students, to access everything no matter where you are or what kind of equipment is being used.

    No prep, no formatting, no issues. Simply download, print (or upload to your class site), and you’re all set!

    These readings are perfect for an extension activity, substitute plan, or literacy practice and hit on the following Common Core Standards:




    Individually, the resources inside this mega-bundle would cost over $400 but this collection will save you over 50%! and is continually being added to, meaning, if you purchase now, you will get it at the lowest possible price. When I add more resources, I will also increase the price accordingly. However, if you've already purchased this bundle, you will get them FREE. Any time I add files, you will get immediate access. These are high-quality resources which are filled with engaging diagrams, videos and activities. They have been classroom-tested by myself so I know first-hand that they are effective.


    The Problem You Face - Not having the time to properly teach scientific literacy (disciplinary literacy) or improve your students reading comprehension and analysis skills.

    The Solution

    These fully editable, NO PREP reading comprehension articles are composed of relevant, applicable, and engaging reading activities which can be used to:

    • introduce your topic

    • improve your students' reading comprehension and scientific literacy skills

    • improve your students' analysis skills

    • provide an extension activity to students who move at a faster pace

    • provide extra credit to students in need

    • measure your students' literacy skills

    Furthermore, these resources work very well as emergency substitute plans as they will keep your students on task and focused while you are away.

    Each resource will take your students between 50-75 minutes to complete and includes some open-ended questions. An answer key is also included for your reference.


    Health and Wellbeing

    • Concussions

    • The Common Cold

    • Allergies

    • Cancer

    • Viruses

    • The Cardiovascular System

    • Vaccines

    • Blood Types

    • The Nervous System

    • Asthma and Asthma Attacks

    • Acne

    • Immune System – Your Body’s Police Force

    • Fracking and Its Dangers

    • The Measles

    • Stem Cells

    • The Flu

    • How Protective Equipment Keeps You Safe

    • Caffeine: The Elixir of Energy

    • Exercise and its Importance for Health

    • Smallpox

    • HIV and AIDS

    • Polio

    • Effects of stress on the brain

    • Pesticides

    • Whooping Cough

    • Genetics and Gene Therapy

    • Down Syndrome

    • Cystic Fibrosis

    • Heart Disease

    • Heart Attack and Stroke

    • Multiple Sclerosis

    • Laser Eye Surgery

    • Muscle Growth



    • Invasive Species

    • Urban Sprawl

    • Food Webs

    • Why Leaves Change Color In The Fall

    • The Effects of Pollution

    • Endangered Species

    • Animal Adaptations

    • Biodiversity

    • The Water Cycle

    • The Seasons and What Causes Them

    • Nocturnal Animals

    • Climate Change

    • Oil Spills and Their Consequences

    • Farming – Is Organic Really Better?

    • Fracking and Its Dangers

    • Why Bees Are Important

    • Bioaccumulation and Biomagnification

    • Ecosystems

    • Mosquitoes And The Diseases They Spread

    • Predator-Prey Relationship

    • Physical Adaptations



    • The Chemistry of Cooking

    • Water Softeners

    • Chemistry of Dyeing Hair

    • Smog

    • Ocean Acidification

    • Pollution Control Devices

    • The Greenhouse Effect

    • Cleaning up Acid Spills

    • Rust-Proofing

    • Chemistry of Cosmetics


    • Energy Use and Conservation

    • Wind Energy Production

    • Hydroelectric Energy Production

    • Solar Electricity Production

    • Fossil Fuel Energy Production

    • Nuclear Energy - Fission and Fusion

    • The Science of Roller Coasters

    • Optical Phenomena

    • The Northern and Southern Lights

    • Car Safety

    • Hydraulics

    Simple Machines

    Natural Disasters and Weather

    • Earthquakes

    • Hurricanes

    • Tornadoes

    • How Weather Works

    • Lightning

    • Thunderstorms

    • Why The Wind Blows

    • Climate Change

    • Volcanoes

    • Tsunamis

    • Natural Disasters: Weather and Climate

    • Natural Disasters: Earth, Water, and Space

    General Sciences

    • Making Food Using Fermentation

    • Why is the Sky Blue?

    • The Limitations of Space Travel

    • Artificial Preservatives

    • Plate Tectonics

    • How Do Ships Float?

    • Effects of Everyday Forces

    • The Planets Of Our Solar System



    • Genetically Modified Organisms

    • Twins - Identical and Fraternal

    • The Importance of Bats

    • Predator-Prey Relationship


    Praise For My Reading Comprehension Resources:

    "Perfect for informational text reading standards! Thanks!"

    "I teach middle school science and need to include informational text in my classroom. These readings are great for independent reading for my grade level and upper-level readers. The articles address CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.1 (Citing specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.) and CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.10 (By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.). The leveled questions allow you to subtly assign the questions to different ability students working in a group.

    Topics are relevant to the students and current. Graphics draw the students into the article.

    I'm going to have one printed and waiting in for my substitute folder too!


    "Thanks for putting together a wonderful resource."

    "I teach Special Education high school science in Maryland in a special school for children with learning disabilities/Autism. I liked the readings and I think students could relate to the topics. I know these are too high a reading level for most of my students and I would read it out loud and highlight the important information together. I would not be able to use the higher order thinking questions (which I like) with these kids. For my high students (very few of these in my school :), I really like these especially how you noted where you got the information which if they were inclined, they could go back to the original source. I like that you have scaffolded the questions and I would only be able to use these with a handful of students, but I think in a regular high school classroom (I spent many years in regular ed) these are spot on. Thank you for sharing."


    Each summary is rich with age-appropriate content (grades 5-7) and is 1-1.5 pages long (13-font). Following each reading are 5-8 questions along with the answer key, which will help guide your students understanding. The questions include information-based questions straight from the article as well as more open-ended thinking questions which provide an extension for the learning.

    How this product will help your students:

    - Improve their scientific and disciplinary literacy skills

    - Improve their reading comprehension and scientific knowledge

    - Give them insights into important scientific concepts

    - Provide an extension activity for your faster moving/more gifted students

    How this product will help you:

    - Allow you to meet the NGSS, TEKS and Common Core Standards

    - Provide you with a concise introduction to your topic

    - Provide you with an engaging and easy to leave substitute plan which will keep your students engaged and on task

    - Prove you a means of measuring your students' literacy skills

    We don't spend enough time teaching scientific literacy to our students. This is either because we don't have the resources to do so effectively or we don't have the time. However, teaching our students to become scientifically literate is vital if we want them to succeed in life. We need them to know about the world they live in and about the issues they face. Even issues as simple as the common cold are misunderstood and can lead to the misuse of antibacterial drugs eventually rendering them ineffective.

    It can be used as a tool in your teaching arsenal on a regular basis, an extension activity for your faster learners, left for a substitute in an emergency or planned absence or as an extra bit of information for a topic.

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    You might also be interested in my other Mega Bundles:

    - Mega Chemistry Bundle

    - Mega Physics Bundle


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    Total Pages
    ~450 and growing
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    Lifelong tool
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