Non-Fiction Science Readers Ecosystems Bundle includes the following passages:
1. What is an Ecosystem?
Key vocabulary: ecosystem, abiotic, biotic, aquatic, terrestrial
2. Ecosystems Hierarchy
Key vocabulary: individual, population, community, ecosystem
3. Food Chains
Key vocabulary: Sun, energy, producer, consumer, carnivore, herbivore, omnivore, photosynthesis, decomposers
4. Competition and Adaptations
Key vocabulary: Competition, adaptations
5. Organisms' Relationships
Key vocabulary: predator, prey, symbiotic, mutualism, commensalism, parasitism.
Students read passages and follow up with various vocabulary and note-taking strategies.
These passages are great for partner work, stations, as well as, whole group instruction. Students can paste the passages into their Interactive Science Notebooks after reading in order to reference throughout the year.