This Simple Machines packet contains articles about wheels, axles, pulleys, uses for machines, & the importance of simple machines!
These texts have been written on a fourth grade reading level and make students feel successful when reading about new scientific concepts. Each article has a multiple choice comprehension question, vocabulary block, a space to illustrate the new concept, and a once sentence summary statement. This packet also contains a one page written response questionnaire with paired text questions.
These short nonfiction texts work great for centers, morning work, homework, whole group, or small group work. I've also had great success with gluing these pages into our Science journals. Students then have the chance to go back and reread information.
The five texts included are:
What is a Simple Machine
The Most Important Machine of All
The Simplest Machine of All
Pull Down, Lift Up
Playing on a Simple Machine
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