Reading Comprehension Passage - Non-fiction Science - Matter - PDF and Google

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4th - 5th
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Are you looking for non-fiction text for close reading that covers important Science content and has a fun performance task? This resource gives you a lesson plan that engages students in close reading, deepening comprehension and showing what they know with a comic strop performance task - with printable pdf AND Google Slides version!

Integrate essential Science content and ELA standards using this close reading resource! The text is written in the middle of the 4th/5th grade text band and is packed with essential content for 5th grade Science, making it a great choice for a close reading.

The lesson plan guides you through a close reading protocol, including task cards with text dependent questions in the printable version and a Google Slide with text dependent questions in the digital version. After your students have digested the information in the text, they will demonstrate their understanding with a fun, Superhero-themed comic strip performance task! Everything you need for the lessons is included!

You get:

1. a student text (two versions - pdf AND Google Slides)

2. a two-page lesson plan including definitions of 10 key vocabulary terms

3. a task card AND Google Slide with three text dependent questions

4. a Comic Strip planning guide

5. Four Comic Strip templates for student choice

6. a Rubric to grade 5th grade NGSS Science content and CCSS Reading, Writing and Language Standards.

Just print and teach or push out through your LMS for an instant lesson!


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Everything Matters Escape Room

Everything Matters Word Search and Crossword Puzzle


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).
Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen. Examples of evidence could include adding air to expand a basketball, compressing air in a syringe, dissolving sugar in water, and evaporating salt water. Assessment does not include the atomic-scale mechanism of evaporation and condensation or defining the unseen particles.


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