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Mercury: Exploring the Solar System Science Literacy Reading

Mercury: Exploring the Solar System  Science Literacy Reading
Mercury: Exploring the Solar System  Science Literacy Reading
Mercury: Exploring the Solar System  Science Literacy Reading
Mercury: Exploring the Solar System  Science Literacy Reading
Mercury: Exploring the Solar System  Science Literacy Reading
Mercury: Exploring the Solar System  Science Literacy Reading
Mercury: Exploring the Solar System  Science Literacy Reading
Mercury: Exploring the Solar System  Science Literacy Reading
Product Description
Mercury: Exploring the Solar System is a highly engaging and well-illustrated science literacy reading on the planet Mercury. It can be used as part of a solar system or astronomy unit or as a stand-alone close reading assignment. Two short videos on Mercury have been provided to use as an introduction.

The reading passage covers Mercury’s place in the Solar System and compares Mercury with Earth. It also covers conditions on the surface of Mercury and covers the temperatures and features of the planet as they compare to Earth.

This reading supports science literacy reading, reading for non-fictional information and ELA close reading. The package includes assessment questions and an answer key.

You can use this reading:
As a sub plan
With a unit on Mercury
To support a unit on the Solar System
With a unit on astronomy
As additional work for early finishers
As homework.




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No Prep – Print and go

What you will get in this Package:

Two choices for an engaging introduction video

An engaging and well-Illustrated reading passage on Mercury

A reading that meets science literacy requirements

Assessment questions for the reading with answer key


Illustrated vocabulary sheet

Vocabulary crossword puzzle with answer key


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This reading supports the following NGSS and Common Core Standards:
MS-ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System

MS-ESS1-3 Analyze and interpret data to determine scale lproperties of pbjects in the solar system


Common Core State Standards Connections:
ELA/Literacy
RST6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of sciende and technical texts.
NGSS/CCR Reading Standards

CCR Reading Anchor #1: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
• RST.6-8.1: “…support analysis of science and technical texts.”
• RST.9-10.1: “…support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.”
• RST.11-12.1: “…support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to important distinctions the author makes and to any gaps or inconsistencies in the account.”

CCR Reading Anchor #7: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
• RST.6-8.7: “Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually

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Total Pages
9 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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