This product includes scientific articles on the development, symptoms and treatment of 13 different human diseases. Each article includes questions that require students to summarize, define, compare and contrast, cite evidence and/or determine cause and effect.
These articles can be used a variety of ways:
-Whole-class or small group close reading
-Substitute teacher work
-Work for “fast-finishers”
-Enrichment for younger grades
The articles are best suited for middle and high school students. Reading difficulty is most appropriate for 6th through 10th grade students.
Answer key included.
Teacher Notes includes the Flesch-Kincaid Score for each reading. The score varies between 7.5 and 10.4 which converts to a CC reading band of 4th grade and up. Please view the preview for a complete breakdown of reading difficulty.
This product works well with my Homeostasis and Disease Coloring and Science Literacy Unit
and Problem-Based Learning Disease Diagnosing Activities
. Check out these products for additional resources that would complete your unit covering human diseases!