Phases of the Moon Reading Comprehension Passages and Activities

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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Getting ready to study the moon and the moon's phases? These high interested informative nonfiction close reading passages and activities will help your students understand this tricky concept!

Included are 2, two-page articles to help your students understand the moon's phases and gather important information as they read.

This set includes BOTH print and a digital version to use with Google Classroom™.

Close reading anchor charts are also included to help your students understand the text more deeply.

These passages and comprehension questions will have your students practicing how to gather important information and reflect as they read science content within an informational text.

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

✓2, two-page articles with reader response question page

✓Moon's Phases Diagram for students to complete

✓Venn Diagram comparing two moon phases and the moon and Earth

✓Close Reading Anchor Charts in two sizes

✓Bonus activities: Scientific notebook reflection, observing the moon, moon vocabulary reflection

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.


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