Integrate science and language arts with high interest reading passages! Each short passage comes with a reading comprehension skill and/or graphic organizer. Twelve "soil" passages and answer keys for each makes this a print-and-go resource that you'll keep in your toolbox for years to come!
*****Passage Titles and Reading Skills*****
Soil – Identify Important Details to Describe Soil
Types of Soil - Set a Purpose for Reading, Compare and Contrast
Weathering - Cause and Effect Relationships
Types of Weathering - Categorize Information (filling in a chart)
Erosion - Causes/Effects
Deposition - Locate Information
Layers of Soil – Main Idea and Supporting Details
Animals Underground – Supporting Details
Conservation - Problem and Solution
Earth’s Natural Resource – Main Idea and Supporting Details
Let’s Make Humus! - Sequential Order
Earth’s Changing Surface – Text Evidence, Skim and Scan
Also included is a Summarizing: "The Gist of It" graphic organizer.
These soil passages are perfect for whole group instruction, small group, partner work, a jigsaw activity, guided reading groups, homework and more!
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