Three related science articles about plant roots. 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 roots do?
2. Types of roots (with photos)
3. The roots 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 photos 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.