Integrates with Math: 2.MD.A.1 through 4; and 3.MD.B.4--
***The information in the text compares the night and day sky: what is seen during the day and night, including information on what the sun does and what constellations are. I've also included a measurement activity, aligning science with math.
Increase your students' understanding of the night and day sky with these 3 Close Reading passages of Informational texts. The informational texts that are included have Lexile Levels of 390L, 550L, and 740L - perfect for 2nd and 3rd grade students! **You can also use these for 1st grade students, depending on their reading level.
There are 21 informational graphic organizers included- there is a lot of variety in the graphic organizers and they are EASY to use! I've included graphic organizers that are grade level and core standard specific. You can choose which ones you use, depending on what core standards you are focusing on, or focus on all of the standards throughout the study of the topic. The graphic organizers help you teach the following Core Standards for 2nd and 3rd grade:
RI.1: Ask and Answer Questions; Key Details; Drawing Inferences
RI.2: Main Topic and Key Details; Summarizing the text
RI.3: Connecting two details in a text
RI.4: Clarify the meaning of unknown words and phrases;
RI.5: Text Features, Cause and Effect
RI.6: Main purpose of the text and illustrations; Point of View; Analyzing Text
RI.7: Explaining illustrations and how it contributes to the topic
RI.8: Supporting points the author makes
RI.9: Compare and contrast two texts on the same topic
RI.10: Read and comprehend grade level texts.
I've also included writing prompts for these standards:
W.2: Writing Informational Pieces
W.3: Writing Narratives - writing a narrative about a time spent under the night sky.
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