Here are ten or more complete lessons on teaching elementary students about the planets, terrestrial, gas, and dwarf planets, in our solar system. Over 100 pages on our planets! Included in this lesson are TWO versions of the same reading passage. Both are exactly the same, except in their layout. One is a mini-book, a foldable, complete with instructions as to how to fold it. We like to keep these in our science notebooks, tucked into envelopes glued into our notebooks. For those students who have trouble with folding, there is also a regular reading passage that can be copied front to back, full page.
You get:10 mini foldable books. One for each planet from Mercury Neptune, 2 for the dwarf planets – one for Pluto and one for the other four dwarfs.
One matching 2 page full size reading passage for each foldable book. This is NOT a separate passage. It is the exact same working as in the foldable book. It is just meant to provide you with a second choice, especially for those who have trouble with folding, or need something with a larger print.
One multiple choice page per booklet.
One constructed response page per booklet.
One notes page per booklet. We’ve used these in the past to assist us in taking notes for making power points (or could be used for Google Slides) on the planets, writing reports, studying for tests, creating nonfiction books of our own on the planets, or just to share in groups.
This gives you 6 pages per planet.
You also get: 2 puzzle pages, one reading a chart page, 3 organizers for interactive notebooks.
3 quizzes with between 20 to 25 questions each. One for the inner planets, one for the outer planets, and one for the dwarf planets.
Answer keys to comprehension pages, puzzle pages, and quizzes.
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