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Landforms & Earth Changes Reading Passages & Leveled Readers | 2nd Grade

Linda Kamp
Grade Levels
2nd, Homeschool
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103 pgs. + 103 Google Slides
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This resource is a set of informational reading passages and leveled science readers about landforms and earth changes for second grade students. Four different topics are included in both article format and book/reader format. You will receive 48 different options 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 Landforms & Earth Changes 2nd Grade Science units.

The reading levels used are: 350-450L, 450-550L, and 550-650L. These carefully written passages and readers provide 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.


Fast Changes on Earth

The Most Dangerous Job in the World

The Hidden World of Caves

How Does Weathering, Erosion & Deposition Happen?

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.

Also available:

Habitats & Ecosystems Passages and Readers

NGSS Second Grade Science Bundles

Scientists & The Scientific Method: Intro to Science

Structure & Properties of Matter

Habitats & Ecosystems

Earth Changes & Landforms

Plants & Animals

Life Cycle of Plants

Butterfly Life Cycle

Happy teaching!

Linda Kamp

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103 pgs. + 103 Google Slides
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly. Examples of events and timescales could include volcanic explosions and earthquakes, which happen quickly and erosion of rocks, which occurs slowly. Assessment does not include quantitative measurements of timescales.
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.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.


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