Astronomy (Planets) reading passages for middle school covering the planets and the sun. Can be used for reading comprehension practice and assessment.
Each reading passage is appropriate for 6-8th grade and contains information about each planet including how it was discovered and general information about the planet's origin and makeup.
The passages are approximately 500 words in length and each passage is accompanied by a glossary of selected terms, a 5 question multiple choice quiz, 3 questions for the student to answer by finding direct quotes from the passage and 2 questions for the students to answer in their own words.
These passages make great reading and testing practice for the appropriate grades. They were written with the intention of satisfying common core objectives tied to reading texts for understanding and for finding evidence in informational texts. Cam be used to assess reading comprehension, as part of intervention, or as a learning center activity.
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