Solar System Unit Bundle: Sun, Moon & Planets Reading Passages, Activities

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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!

    Check out the links to each of the 4 individual products below to get a clear preview of each!

    1. Solar System (Planets) Differentiated Reading Passages:

    24 Differentiated Reading Passages (3 levels per planet)

    "All About Mercury"

    "All About Venus"

    "All About Earth"

    "All About Mars"

    "All About Jupiter"

    "All About Saturn"

    "All About Uranus"

    "All About Neptune"

    Student Materials for Each Passage:

    Vocabulary Preview Charts: Included are 2 options with vocabulary terms only or a chart with the image & definition filled-in.

    Finding Text Evidence: 2 Options: 1.) Students color code text evidence in the passage and then write a written response in their own words, or 2.) complete a written response only to questions.

    Using Text Features: Students sort the text feature from the passage onto a graphic organizer and explain its purpose and how it is helpful to the reader.

    Vocabulary Crossword

    Interactive Graphic Organizer Simple cut & glue activity for students to sort information from the passage into a visual graphic organizer.

    Planets Venn Diagrams (4) : Students compare and contrast every 2 planets.

    Solar System Cumulative Activities include:

    Planets Table/ Chart Interpretations

    Planets Timeline Interpretations

    Planets Sorts (3: Inner Planets, Outer Planets, All Planets)

    "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: Provides flexible use (Vocabulary Charts, Text Features, Venn Diagram)

    Answer Keys: Included for all "Finding Text Evidence" Short Answers and Crossword Puzzles.

    2. Sun and Moon Differentiated Reading Passages:

    6 Differentiated Reading Passages (3 levels each)

    "All About the Sun" Differentiated Reading Passages (3 levels of a 2-page reading passage) Grade Level Equivalents: 2.5-5.5

    "All About the Moon" Differentiated Reading Passages (3 levels of a 2-page reading passage) Grade Level Equivalents: 3-5.5

    Student Materials for Each Passage:

    Vocabulary Preview Charts: Included are 2 options with vocabulary terms only or a chart with the image & definition filled-in.

    Finding Text Evidence: 2 Options: 1.) Students color code text evidence in the passage and then write a written response in their own words, or 2.) complete a written response only to questions.

    Using Text Features: Students sort the text feature from the passage onto a graphic organizer and explain its purpose and how it is helpful to the reader.

    Interactive Graphic Organizer Simple cut & glue activity for students to sort information from the passage into a visual graphic organizer.

    Vocabulary Crossword

    Venn Diagram : Students compare and contrast the sun and the moon.

    Sun & Moon Sort

    Sun & Moon Chart Interpretation

    Answer Keys (for Finding Text Evidence & Crosswords)

    3. 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:

    *53 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

    planet

    Individual Product Links:

    1. Planets Differentiated Reading Passages, Comprehension & Vocabulary Common Core

    2. Sun and Moon Differentiated Reading Passages, Comprehension, Vocabulary & Compare Contrast

    3. Solar System Cooperative Learning Research Project

    4. Solar System Word Wall

    This product (except for the research project) is also part of the Science & ELA Integration Bundle, which is enough differentiated reading passages for the entire year!

    Total Pages
    255 pages
    Answer Key
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