Plant Adaptations Informational Reading Passages and Activities #2

PDF (9 MB|10 pages)
TpT Digital Activity
Digital Download
Digital Download
Share this resource
TpT Digital Activity Included
This resource includes an editable, interactive version of the PDF that students can complete from any device on TpT’s new tool. Learn more.

Also included in

  1. These science reading passage come with engaging reading comprehension activities. There are eight sets in all! Each resource has reading passages of different length and difficulty level making it easy to differentiate. There is also an activity for each set of passages that is sure to keep stude
    Save $11.75
  2. This bundle contains two of our best selling resources! Plant Adaptations and Informational Reading Passages and Animal Adaptation Informational Readings and Activities. There are ten informational reading passages about plant adaptations and ten informational passages about animals adaptations. Th
    Save $5.65


This resource contains six informational reading passages about plant adaptations. It was made for the NGSS 3-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics. It covers the following plants in the following ecosystems:

Desert Mule's Ear - desert

Mangrove Tree - ocean

Arctic Moss - arctic tundra

Cattails - wetlands

Ferns - temperate forest

Kapok Tree - Rainforest

The passages were written with third graders in mind, but the information is very interesting and would be useful for upper grades as well. Even I learned things while researching the adaptations! There is a tips sheet for teachers, examples of student work, and two recording sheets (differentiated) for students on which they can note the adaptations that their given plant makes in order to survive in its ecosystem.

⭐What others are saying about our best selling resource Plant Adaptations #1:

"Great resource! Students of all ability levels were able to use it."

"These passages are an awesome way to teach plant adaptations while incorporating reading skills. I love how you can organize the information in a graphic organizer for a possible extended writing activity."

"Great idea! Used this as a jigsaw activity!"

❤️Click Here to Follow Us!

Related Products

☀️Plant Adaptations Informational Reading Passages and Activities

☀️Plant Adaptation Posters

☀️Plant and Animal Adaptations BUNDLE!

☀️Animal Adaptations: Five Informational Reading Passages

☀️Animal Adaptations #2 : Six Informational Reading Passages

☀️Animal Adaptation Posters

Accountable Talk Posters for the Science Lab

Animal Classification Posters and Computer Activity

Animal Intelligence: Reading Passages and Activities

Ecosystems Unit: Arctic Tundra, Deserts, Oceans, Temperate Forest, and Wetlands

Forces and Motion Posters for elementary grades

Forces and Motion Mini Booklet

Forces and Motion: Start Your Engines!

Land Biomes of the United States: Six Informational Reading Passages

Land Biomes of the United States: Six Reading Passages in BLACK and WHITE

Magnetism and Animal Migration Informational Reading and STEM Challenge

Painted Lady Butterfly: Informational Reading and Activities

Life Cycle of a Mealworm Posters with Real Photographs!

Customer Tips:

How to get TpT credit to use towards future purchases:

*Please go to your My Purchases page (you need to login). Next to each purchase you’ll see a Provide Feedback button. Click that and you will be taken to a page where you can give a rating and leave a short comment about the product. Each time you give feedback, TpT gives you credit that you can use towards your future purchases.

Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment. Examples of the environment affecting a trait could include normally tall plants grown with insufficient water are stunted; and, a pet dog that is given too much food and little exercise may become overweight.
Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing. Examples of cause and effect relationships could be plants that have larger thorns than other plants may be less likely to be eaten by predators; and, animals that have better camouflage coloration than other animals may be more likely to survive and therefore more likely to leave offspring.
Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. Examples of evidence could include needs and characteristics of the organisms and habitats involved. The organisms and their habitat make up a system in which the parts depend on each other.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up