Habitats and Ecosystems Leveled Reading Comprehension Passages

Linda Kamp
Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
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This resource is a set of nonfiction reading comprehension passages and leveled science readers about habitats & ecosystems for second grade students. Four different topics are included in both article format and book/reader format. You will receive 48 reading choices in this download.

Each passage and reader is included in 3 reading levels giving you 12 printable passages + 12 printable readers for a total of 24 reading choices. Each of these resources are also included in a digital version on Google Slides. These informational reading resources are an ideal companion to the Habitats & Ecosystems 2nd Grade Science unit.

The reading levels used are: 400-500L, 500-600L, and 600-700L. These carefully written resources are ready-to-use comprehension and close reading practice for your students. They are an ideal way to build reading skills while reinforcing science content.

Easy to differentiate, each leveled passage and reader includes 2 sets of questions. Text dependent questions for students to locate and color code evidence in the text and text structure-based questions that target 9 key learning standards for reading informational text:

· Ask and answer questions

· Read and comprehend

· Main topic

· Text features

· Images & diagrams

· Text purpose

· Word meanings

· Context clues

· Cause & effect

The questions are identical for each reading level allowing you to use a specific passage whole group and discuss the questions all together, even if some students are using a different level. The passages and readers are ideal to use in guided reading groups and as intervention materials.


Coral Farming: Restoring Our Reefs

Venus Flytrap: The Plant All Insects Fear

How Do Animals Survive Harsh Habitats?

How Salmon Cannons Are Saving the Salmon

To save you planning time I’ve included teaching procedures, reading level conversions chart, teacher’s notes, and CCSS alignment page for 2nd grade reading informational text.

Please see the preview for more details and pictures of all that is included in the download.

Happy teaching!

Linda Kamp

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Plants & Animals

Life Cycle of Plants

Butterfly Life Cycle

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103 pgs. + 103 Google Slides
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. Emphasis is on the diversity of living things in each of a variety of different habitats. Assessment does not include specific animal and plant names in specific habitats.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.


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