Science Article Bundle Volume 1 - 35 Science Reading Articles - Grades 5-7

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This completed bundle contains 35 reading comprehension (disciplinary literacy) articles. If you purchase this bundle, you'll only pay $1.25 per article. That's a savings of 80% vs. purchasing each article individually. These articles are geared towards students in grades 5-7 (age 10-12) or older kids with learning or language difficulties.

This reading is perfect for an extension activity, substitute plans or literacy practice and hits on the following Common Core Standards:




The sample contains the full versions for my Earthquakes and Acne readings for your review. Please have a look through these gifts in order to fully understand the type of resource you are purchasing.


Buyer Comments:

- "Great item to have."

- "A great variety of articles and reading that captured my students diverse interests."

- These are so amazing! They are easy to read and summarize. They generated discussion with my class. I really appreciated these articles and the activities to supplement my program. Thanks!

- "Great articles on a wide variety of subjects in science."

- "So many different topics, it is hard to choose which one to use at times :) Would like even more, hint hint wink wink!"

- "Awesome, awesome, awesome bundle!"

- "Very good resource. Clear and well-organized."

- "This is very well written."

- "These are so professional looking with great information! Thanks for the great offer!"

- "EXACTLY what I NEEDED! Thank you!!!! AWESOME job!!! Great rigor and flexibility!"

- "Thanks, this is a great addition to my science and health units. "

- "Great resource!!!!!!!!!!"

- "Very helpful for putting together a substitute file."

- "Great resource. It's nice to be able to incorporate literacy into science. Thank you!"

- "These are really good, informative articles that can be used on their own or in conjunction with a supporting video. Thanks. "

- "This is the perfect resource for a substitute teacher or when you need a lesson in a pinch - plus it is very interesting! Thank you for sharing this great resource :) "


The Problem You Face - Not having the time to properly teach scientific literacy (disciplinary literacy) or improve your students reading comprehension and analysis skills.

The Solution

This fully editable, NO PREP collection of reading comprehension articles is composed of relevant, applicable and engaging reading activities which can be used to:

• introduce your topic

• improve your students reading comprehension and scientific literacy skills

• improve your students analysis skills

• provide an extension activity to students who move at a faster pace

• provide extra credit to students in need

• measure your students literacy skills


The topics included come from a mix of disciplines (see below) and are aimed at students in grade 5-7 (age 10-12) as well as older students who have learning or language difficulties. Gifted students below this age range will also find these resources accessible.

Health and Wellbeing

• Concussions

• The Common Cold

• Allergies

• Cancer

• Viruses

• The Cardiovascular System

• Vaccines

• Blood Types

• The Nervous System

• Asthma and Asthma Attacks

• Acne

• Immune System – Your Body’s Police Force

• Fracking and Its Dangers

• The Measles

• Stem Cells


• Invasive Species

• Urban Sprawl

• Food Webs

• Why Leaves Change Color In The Fall

• The Effects of Pollution

• Endangered Species

• Animal Adaptations

• Biodiversity

• The Water Cycle

• The Seasons and What Causes Them

• Nocturnal Animals

• Climate Change

Natural Disasters and Weather

• Earthquakes

• Hurricanes

• Tornadoes

• How Weather Works

• Lightning

• Thunderstorms

• Why The Wind Blows

• Fracking and Its Dangers


Praise for my other science reading comprehension resources:

- "Fantastic resource! My go to TPT user for science!!"

- "Extremely informative for my students."

- "Exactly what I was looking for!"

- "Perfect for informational text reading standards! Thanks!"

- "Well organized resource. I have used this for my students who need a little extra credit. These topic is common to hear about these days. I think most my 8th graders need to read it, they actually say that they learned a lot!"

- "High quality, high-level reading resources for my students."

- "Excellent resource! I used it in my health class today. We are talking about concussions."

- "Great Lesson! Thanks a lot!"

- "A+"


Furthermore, this resource works very well as an emergency substitute plan as it will keep your students on task and focused while you are away.

Each resource will take your students between 30-75 minutes to complete depending on their reading level, and includes article-based as well as open-ended (extension) questions. An answer key is also included for your reference.

Buyer Comments:

- "Perfect sub plan"

- "Awesome resource!"


Each summary is 1.5-2 pages long (13-font) and includes 5-8 questions along with the answer key, which will help guide your students understanding.

This is a growing package meaning that as more are created, additional activities will be added to this resource. As more resources are added, the price will increase accordingly so make sure you get it at this rock bottom price.

How this product will help your students:

- Improve their scientific and disciplinary literacy skills

- Improve their reading comprehension and scientific knowledge

- Give them insights into important scientific concepts

- Provide an extension activity for your faster moving/more gifted students

How this product will help you:

- Allow you to meet the NGSS, TEKS and Common Core Standards

- Provide you with a concise introduction to your topic

- Provide you with an engaging and easy to leave substitute plan which will keep your students engaged and on task

- Prove you a means of measuring your students literacy skills

We don't spend enough time teaching scientific literacy to our students. This is either because we don't have the resources to do so effectively or we don't have the time. However, teaching our students to become scientifically literate is vital if we want them to succeed in life. We need them to know about the world they live in and about the issues they face. Even issues as simple as the common cold are misunderstood and can lead to the misuse of antibacterial drugs eventually rendering them ineffective.

It can be used as a tool in your teaching arsenal on a regular basis, an extension activity for your faster learners, left for a substitute in an emergency or planned absence or as an extra bit of information for a topic.

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