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Solar System Unit *Bundle*: Cooperative Research Project & Reading Passages

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These differentiated solar system reading passages are a must have for working on reading informational text with your students! They cover everything students need to know about the planets, the sun, and the moon! The Solar System Cooperative Learning project is similar to literature circles in that each student has a "job" or role they have to complete for their planet. You will have your students so engaged in reading and learning about our Solar System that they will not even realize how much hard work their brains are doing!

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1. Solar System Cooperative Learning Research Project
2. Planets Differentiated Reading Passages, Comprehension & Vocabulary Common Core
3. Sun and Moon Differentiated Reading Passages, Comprehension, Vocabulary & Compare Contrast
4. Solar System Word Wall

Solar System Differentiated Reading Passages
What's included:
"All About Mercury" 730-850-990 Lexile
"All About Venus" 760-830-910 Lexile
"All About Earth" 730-870-1020 Lexile
"All About Mars" 770-870-1020 Lexile
"All About Jupiter" 690-800-910 Lexile
"All About Saturn" 720-830-920 Lexile
"All About Uranus" 740-850-930 Lexile
"All About Neptune" 750-850-1000 Lexile
"All About the Sun" 770-850-990 Lexile
"All About the Moon" 810-910-1050 Lexile

Each Reading Passage contains:
*Vocabulary Chart (blank or filled in)
*Finding Text Evidence (2 options)
*Using Text Features
*Vocabulary Crossword
*Compare & Contrast (5 total)

Solar System Cumulative Activities include:
*Planets Table/ Chart Interpretations
*Sun & Moon Chart Interpretations
*Planets Timeline Interpretations
*Planets Sorts (3- Inner Planets, Outer Planets, All Planets)
*Sun & Moon Sort
"Soaring through the Planets" Planets Picture Dictionary
"Soaring through the Planets" Vocabulary Crosswords (with and without word bank)
"Soaring through the Planets" Comprehension Crossword
*Blank Copies of each Activity for flexible use (Vocabulary Charts, Text Features, Venn Diagram)

Solar System Cooperative Learning Project
What's included for each of the 7 Jobs:
Job Description Page (with examples)
Student Work Organizers & Templates
Job Nametag

Also includes:
CCSS Aligned Rubric for Grades 3-5
Research Record (if you would like student to cite sources)
Whole Class & Small Group Assignments Organization Pages

Job Titles:
Planet Photographer
Meteorologist
Fashion Designer
Automotive Designer
Cartographer
News Reporter
Travel Agent

Solar System Word Wall
*52 Terms* Include all vocabulary from each of the reading passages, plus even more solar system terms. *2 Color Options* included with black or white vocabulary word heading background.
Terms included are:
crater
revolution
rotation
atmosphere
terrestrial
dense
toxic
water vapor
sphere
poles
meteoroid
satellite
meteorite
asteroid
canyon
rover
gas
solid
liquid
diameter
ringlet
pressure
telescope
probe
axis
astronomer
observatory
celestial body
gravity
climate
solar
star
photosphere
sunspot
solar flare
phases of the moon
highland
impact basin
launch
unmanned
comet
meteor
orbit
constellation
galaxy
full moon
crescent moon
gibbous moon
quarter moon
new moon
universe
astronomy

1. Solar System Cooperative Learning Research Project
2. Planets Differentiated Reading Passages, Comprehension & Vocabulary Common Core
3. Sun and Moon Differentiated Reading Passages, Comprehension, Vocabulary & Compare Contrast
4. Solar System Word Wall
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