Three related science articles about plant leaves. Questions and answers included. Use as a standalone activity, or integrate into your units on plants, trees, gardens, seasons, or food and nutrition!
1. What do leaves do?
2. Classifying leaves (with realistic art)
3. The leaves we eat
Each article is written for older elementary kids (grades 3-5). The first and third articles have alternate text written for a middle school reading level (grades 6-8), but covering essentially the same information. Great for in-class differentiation! The second article has artwork to complement the text.
Paragraphs are numbered so you can use the articles easily for additional reading comprehension work: topic sentences, author’s purpose, using evidence from the text, close reading, comparing articles, and so on. Suitable for Common Core informational text requirements.