Invasive Plants Reading Comprehension Passages

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This resource contains five non-fiction texts about plants that are considered invasive species. It was made for the MS-LS2-4 and 5 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics NGSS. It covers the following invasive species:

Japanese Honeysuckle


Norway Maple

Purple Loosestrife

Water Hyacinth

There are graphic organizers to fill in as the students are reading. There is a link to a video, as well as a couple of other suggestions!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services. Examples of ecosystem services could include water purification, nutrient recycling, and prevention of soil erosion. Examples of design solution constraints could include scientific, economic, and social considerations.


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