Phases of the Moon Reading Comprehension Passages Lunar Activities

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Think Grow Giggle
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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30 + Google slides™
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My students loved this resource. Many of my students are below grade level and it was very easy for them to follow and understand.
A great supplement to our science curriculum. It was a great way to get literature involved into sciecne!
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Getting ready to study the moon and the moon's phases? These high-interest informative nonfiction close reading passages and activities will help your students understand this tricky concept!

Close reading anchor charts are also included to help your students understand the text more deeply, building comprehension skills as they read!

These passages and comprehension questions will have your students critically thinking and reflecting as they read high-interest science content within informational texts.

Included are 3, two-page articles to help your students understand the phases, the surface, and the rocks from the moon all while they gather important information as they read.

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This set includes both print and digital versions.


Link and directions to use the digital version in Google Classroom™

✓3, two-page articles with reader response question pages

  • Visiting the Moon, Moon Rocks, The Moon's Phases

✓Moon's Phases Diagram for students to complete

✓Close Reading Anchor Charts in two sizes

Bonus activities: Scientific Going Further Reflection, Vocabulary Activity, Agree/Disagree, Venn Diagram, Main Idea, Visualizing the Moon

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"This is a great resource! I love that it includes close readings and opportunities for students to apply their learning."


"This was a great companion to our science unit and allowed some extra time to practice close reading strategies. Thank you!"


"Love this for our reading centers - integrating our science unit and reading!"

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30 + Google slides™
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).


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