Ocean Currents - Science Reading Passage Set (2 levels)

Ocean Currents - Science Reading Passage Set (2 levels)
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(2 MB|3 pages not including Q pages)
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Standards
NGSSMS-ESS2-6
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This article would be a great close read to satisfy your principals Reading in the Content request. Your reading coach will be impressed when they see this Leveled (2 levels: Approaching & On Grade, 980+ words) article written to meet the grade band text complexity requirements for Common Core. If you are really sneaky, your ELA team may use this in the language arts block and support science. How's that for integration. :) The article covers the importance and mechanism behind the Global Conveyor Belt.

Supports Standard:

SC.6.E.7.3 Describe how global patterns such as the jet stream and ocean currents influence local weather in measurable terms such as temperature, air pressure, wind direction and speed, and humidity and precipitation.

ESS2.D: Weather and Climate

TEKS 8.10(C): identify the role of the oceans in the formation of weather systems such as hurricanes.

Readability: 

All of our text is checked with multiple metrics to assure it is at an appropriate complexity for the student. By using multiple metrics, our experienced and knowledge staff are better able to determine an appropriate grade level rating. In most cases (we are still working on updating all text), you will see our text marked as Approaching, On-Grade, or Advanced per a specific grade.  

We are also careful to create text with an appropriate length using a well-established norm (Grade Level x 100 + 100/300 words).  We do this so our text to be used not just in the science classroom to support content, but also to be used in a reading classroom to support the development of strong readers. All of our text comes with at least 5 ELA-style questions for this purpose. 

About Us:

Candlelight Science is a group of educator/writers. All have been (most still are) traditional classroom teachers with an average of 20 years of experience. We started our work because of a local need, but quickly realized the need for high quality, inexpensive resources was great. In response, we continue to produce science readers with multiple reading levels (compatible with CCSS text-complexity requirements), lesson plans, and even assessments to make the lives of teachers easier and more productive. 

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NGSSMS-ESS2-6
Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates. Emphasis is on how patterns vary by latitude, altitude, and geographic land distribution. Emphasis of atmospheric circulation is on the sunlight-driven latitudinal banding, the Coriolis effect, and resulting prevailing winds; emphasis of ocean circulation is on the transfer of heat by the global ocean convection cycle, which is constrained by the Coriolis effect and the outlines of continents. Examples of models can be diagrams, maps and globes, or digital representations. Assessment does not include the dynamics of the Coriolis effect.
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