Science Distance Learning | Reading Comprehension Articles

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    Go beyond the worksheet with these distance learning and engaging close reading materials to help your 3rd, 4th or 5th grade students understand Earth Science and erosion, weathering, the rock cycle, weather and climate, magnets, food chains and webs, the moon, the sun, fossils, life cycles, different forms of energy, and animal adaptations.

    Digital link is provided in PDF, along with directions. Be sure to have access to Google™ Classroom to be able to use this resource.

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    Students will learn and think critically about a variety of science topics. Included are 2 (or 3) informational articles for each set to help your students understand all about these science topics!

    Try a printable version of these science close reading packs for FREE Here. Try a digital version for FREE Here.

    Your students will practice gathering important information as they read science content in informational texts. Google Slides are interactive.

    Close reading anchor charts are also included to help your students understand the text more deeply.

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    CONTENTS of Each Set:

    ✓Directions and Link for use in Google Classroom™

    ✓ Link and directions to use the digital version in Google Classroom™

    ✓2, two-page articles with reader response question

    ✓Graphic Organizers to help with comprehension of text

    ✓Vocabulary Activity

    ✓Bonus science critical thinking activities

    ✓Close Reading Anchor Charts

    ✓Answer Keys PDF format

    ✓Teacher Suggestions

    Suggested Classroom Use:

    ✓Distance Learning

    ✓Math centers or stations

    ✓Small group work and partnership activities

    ✓Formal or informal assessments

    ✓Independent practice/Reinforcement

    ✓Homework or Classwork Review

    ✓Test Prep

    ✓Whole-Class Bell Ringers

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation. Examples of variables to test could include angle of slope in the downhill movement of water, amount of vegetation, speed of wind, relative rate of deposition, cycles of freezing and thawing of water, cycles of heating and cooling, and volume of water flow. Assessment is limited to a single form of weathering or erosion.
    Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death. Changes organisms go through during their life form a pattern. Assessment of plant life cycles is limited to those of flowering plants. Assessment does not include details of human reproduction.
    Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.
    Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.
    Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season. Examples of data could include average temperature, precipitation, and wind direction. Assessment of graphical displays is limited to pictographs and bar graphs. Assessment does not include climate change.


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