Science Differentiated Passages Bundle

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    Science Differentiated Passages Bundle

    Printable + Digital Paperless Versions Included

    With this resource, students will learn about all things science from life science to physical science to earth science by reading engaging passages on differentiated reading levels. There are 109 original reading passages included on 5 reading levels covering grades 3-8, totaling 545 passages. Questions (as well as answer keys) aligned to Common Core State Standards are included for each passage. Students can respond to these questions after reading. This CCSS-aligned resource is research-based, differentiated to meet the needs of varying ability levels, rigorous, and written to engage. All passages and question sets included in this resource can be printed or shared digitally with students.

    Why should I invest in a bundle?

    1. This bundle offers you a 30% discount from buying each passage set individually.

    2. This bundle "grows" each time a new passage set is added to my shop that covers science material. If you purchase now, you'll get all of the passages listed below PLUS any future passages added to my shop that cover science material.

    What is included in this bundle?

    • 109 engaging reading passages - see specific set topics below

    - 5 differentiated reading levels for each passage

    - CCSS-aligned question set + answer key for each passage [RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.4, RI.5, RI.8]

    • Access to a Google drive folder containing a digital version of each passage and question set

    • 3-day lesson plan for use of passages within guided reading groups

    • Teacher's guide to using passages for homework and classwork

    • Student's guide to close reading

    How can I access the digital paperless version?

    Within the PDF file for each individual passage set included in the bundle, you will find a link to a Google Drive folder containing all reading passages, question sets, and answer keys. Directions for sharing the digital student response sheets with your students are included in the Google Drive folder.

    How can I use this resource?

    • To teach new information and supplement / enhance the textbook

    • During science instruction, for close reading, and in guided reading groups

    • For homework, classwork, morning work, center rotations, and research projects

    • For assessment, unit review, and test prep

    How will this resource help me?

    • Easily and instantly differentiate your instruction

    • Share the same rich information with every reader on every level in your class

    • Integrate science and reading by practicing reading skills while learning about science content

    • Fit everything into your busy schedule through integration


    *Click on the links below to see a full description of the sets, including the specific topics covered by each.*

    PHYSICAL SCIENCE Differentiated Passage Sets Included:

    Matter and Energy Passage Set

    Electricity and Magnetism Passage Set

    Mixtures and Solutions Passage Set

    Simple Machines Passage Set

    Forces and Motion Passage Set

    Light and Sound Passage Set

    LIFE SCIENCE Differentiated Passage Sets Included:

    Living Things: Plants Passage Set

    Living Things: Animals Passage Set

    Human Body Systems Passage Set

    Cells Passage Set

    EARTH SCIENCE Differentiated Passage Sets Included:

    Solar System Passage Set

    Rocks and Minerals Passage Set

    Environmental Change Passage Set

    Biomes and Habitats Passage Set

    Landforms Passage Set

    Ecosystems Passage Set

    Weather and Water Cycle Passage Set

    Additional Differentiated Passage Set Included:

    All About Science Passage Set

    Want more differentiated science passages?

    High-Interest Science Differentiated Passages for the Year


    Differentiated Reading Levels Included:

    Each passage is included on multiple levels. [Learn more about the levels here!]

    Passage levels are discretely labeled with a shape code.

    LEVEL ONE → 3rd Grade Reading Level

    [Also fitting for Above Grade Level 2nd Grader, Below Grade Level 4th Grader]

    LEVEL TWO → 4th Grade Reading Level

    [Also fitting for Above Grade Level 3rd Grader, Below Grade Level 5th Grader]

    LEVEL THREE → 5th Grade Reading Level

    [Also fitting for Above Grade Level 4th Grader, Below Grade Level 6th & 7th Graders]

    LEVEL FOUR → 6th & 7th Grade Reading Level

    [Also fitting for Above Grade Level 5th Grader, Below Grade Level 8th Grader]

    LEVEL FIVE → 8th Grade Reading Level

    [Also fitting for Above Grade Level 6th and 7th Graders, Below Grade Level 9th Grader]


    FIRST TIME BUYER? Or want to know more about the levels?

    Take a look at the FREE Differentiated Passage Snapshot to find out more about what is included, how the passages are organized, how the levels are differentiated, and determine if the levels are a good fit for your students.

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    Do you want to try a free sample from this passage? Or check out other free passage sets?

    Download the preview file. Or click here to see all passage sets you can try out for free!

    Do you have a question?

    Please ask any and all questions before purchasing by emailing me at

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
    Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
    Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).
    Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.


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