Reading Comprehension Passages Nonfiction 3rd 4th 5th Science

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Looking for nonfiction close reading passages and activities with science topics to engage and challenge your students? These nonfiction reading articles will help your students learn important topics and tie together reading and science.

Help your students understand different science topics like understanding fossils, rocks, weathering, and erosion with these engaging and critical thinking nonfiction articles. Close reading anchor charts are also included to help your students understand how to explore the texts in meaningful ways to help them both practice comprehension strategies and learn content.

This set includes a printable AND digital version to use with Google Classroom™.

Included are 20 articles to help your students understand these science topics through close reading activities.

Save valuable classroom time by combining science and close reading together with these activities! Your students will practice gathering important information and reflecting as they read science content.

This bundle includes an exclusive text marking anchor chart only available when purchasing this bundle!

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✓20, two-page articles with critical thinking reader response questions on different science topics with reader reflection activities to match each article.

Topics Include:





✓Weather and Climate

✓Hazardous Weather




3 Anchor Charts: ABC of Why We Close Read, 123s of Close Reading, Close Reading Text Marking

✓123s of Close Reading Graphic Organizer to use with any passage

Recent Feedback on Packs that are Included in this Product:

"These passages made it so easy to integrate science and Ela. The students even liked reading more about adaptations and were able to do the questions using the text which was a great skill to practice!"

"I love being able to support what my partner is doing in her ELA classes in Science. I love close reading and this is a great resource! "

"Great resource! Engaging for students and easy to grade!"

"Perfect for 4th grade NGSS! "

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).


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