Plant Needs Reading Comprehension Activities PRINT + DIGITAL

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Plant Needs Reading Comprehension Activities: Looking for an easy way to build reading comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency, all while learning more about what plants need to survive? Then this Plant Needs Reading Comprehension Mini-Lesson Kit is for you!

This lesson kit is designed to be used during your reading or science time and includes printable and digital versions of the file!

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Teacher File includes:

  • Directions on how to use in your Google ™ Classroom or upload it into Microsoft 365.

  • 5 Day Lesson Plan suggestions- follow the lesson plan guide or use it as needed in your classroom.

  • Suggestions on how to use as part of other learning routines including small group and science.

  • Answer Keys- includes answer keys for easy grading.

Student File includes Print and Digital Versions of:

  • Science Passage-Plant Needs-This nonfiction passage focuses on basic needs of plants. Includes engaging pictures and text features. Also includes a link to a short video about how Venus flytraps use insect to get the nutrients they need.
  • Vocabulary Practice- Help build your student’s content vocabulary with this activity page.

  • Quick Questions- These questions help students cover the who, what, where, when, why, and how. Perfect for a quick spot check of comprehension.

  • Reading Strategy- Author's Purpose- Help students develop a deeper understanding of the author's purpose with this reading comprehension graphic organizer. Students use the text and photographs to fill in the chart.

  • Written Response- Students take their learning forward with this written response activity. Students use the text and the text features to explain a plant's basic needs.

  • Interactive Activity- Charting Up- This interactive activity asks students to complete the chart on a plant's basic needs.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.


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