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SL - Landing on the Moon - A READ-and-WRITE Rebus Story - Informative Text

Grade Levels
2nd - 5th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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22 pages
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This READ-and-WRITE rebus story is about the first lunar module landing on the moon. Fifty years ago, in the summer of 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon, while Michael Collins circled the moon in the command module. This informative text is an easy way for young students and reading-challenged students to comprehend more about the moon landing.


The word pictures help younger students read more about the first astronauts landing on the moon, and the word pictures make reading fun for older students. It’s a unique resource that helps your students commemorate this fifty-year anniversary and allows kids to better understand the historical importance of the first moon landing.


Use the short discussion provided to help students better relate to what this first moon landing meant.


Students can cut out the word pictures from this story and write their own rebuses about the moon landing!

Students will have fun reading this story on their own or as a group, and then creating their own rebus using the story’s pictures. This resource helps students learn more about early American space explorers.

BONUS! Get three coloring sheets: the lunar module, the command module, and the Saturn V rocket. Get three biography report sheets with the images of the astronauts on them for Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins.

Total Pages
22 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


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