Excellent for integrating science into your reading block or vise versa! This packet contains 3 different close reading: "Plant Life Cycle", "How Seeds are Made" and "Why Do Plants Need Water". Each close reading has questions that students must color code evidence from the text before answering. This packet also has to science labs: "How a Plant Life Cycle Begins" and "Watch Water Travel Through a PLant". The science activities are easy and CHEAP! :-) This unit can last anywhere from 1-2 weeks depending on how you pace it. Please check out my free preview and my store for other activities that are great for 2nd-4th grade! The link below is a unit my students love on MAGNETS!