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Habitats: Non-Fiction Reading Passages & Questions (NGSS 3-LS4-3)

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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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Looking for reading passages about habitats? Look no further! A useful set of five differentiated passages with open-ended questions for students to explain their thinking OR multiple choice questions to practice their test-taking skills. Each passage also includes a writing prompt and a grading rubric. As a bonus, there are also 10 vocabulary cards, 10 true/false questions, and 8 matching questions!

Perfect for informal or formal assessment of your elementary students’ ability to read and write about science! Answer keys included!

This product aligns to NGSS 3-LS4-3. Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.

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This set includes:

★ 5 multi-paragraph reading passages on 3 differentiated levels

★ Choice of passage + open-ended questions

★ Choice of passage + multiple choice questions

★ Writing prompt with grading rubric for each topic

Passage Topics:

★ Ocean

★ Grasslands

★ Desert

★ Swamps

★ Mountain

PLUS:

★ 10 vocabulary cards about habitats (can be cut out to match them or folded in half to use as flashcards)

★ 10 true/false questions about habitats

★ 8 matching questions about habitats

Check out these 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):

Environmental Changes Resources (3-LS4-4):

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

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NGSS3-LS4-3
Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. Examples of evidence could include needs and characteristics of the organisms and habitats involved. The organisms and their habitat make up a system in which the parts depend on each other.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

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