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Space Reading Passages Print & Read

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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30 pages
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If your kids love to study about space this set is going to be perfect for you! This print and read set is fabulous for having students reading in a matter of minutes. These reading comprehension sheets with informational text are great in so many ways. The topic of this set is also amazing! It’s all about space. Just print and read! This would be great addition to your Distance Learning printed packets.

NOTE: This reading passage set is available in a printable and digital format.

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This set features upper 3rd to fifth-grade skills of finding the main idea, determining word meaning in context, finding evidence, listing examples, inferring, and basic reading comprehension questions.

The set also makes use of non-fiction text features. You will find the use of bold print, bullets, captions, fact boxes, a glossary, illustrations, italics, a map, subtitle, titles, tables, and a timeline.

The four reading passages are provided in two reading levels- an easier and a more challenging. The reading selections include basic information about the Challenger, Sally Ride, walking in space, and Bonnie Dunbar. Each set of passages includes a basic worksheet in two levels.

In addition, a newspaper mock-up article page is included that has 3 more reading selections and a map showing locations of NASA facilities. The articles include information about stars, light-years, falling stars, and NASA. There is a comprehension question page for the newspaper set and 2 graphic organizers.

All answer keys are provided. Specific skills and Common Core standards are listed on the table of contents page.

NOTE: The reading selections for this resource were written for elementary students. The reading selection about the Challenger is not graphic.

NOTE: The reading levels of the passages are appropriate for upper third grade through fifth grade. This set is perfect for centers, small groups, seat work, homework, or sub days!

Specific contents of this resource are:

  • Selection 1- The Challenger– in 2 reading levels
  • Selection 2- Sally Ride- in 2 reading levels
  • Selection 3 – Walking in Space-in 2 reading levels
  • Selection 4 – Bonnie Dunbar- in 2 reading levels
  • Newspaper Page- 3 articles (What is a Star?, Light-Years Away, and NASA – The Place for Explorers), an short fact box about falling stars, and a map showing locations of NASA facilities
  • Newspaper Comprehension page and two graphic organizers
  • Answer keys for all
  • Table of Contents listing levels, skills, Common Core standards, and non-fiction text features
  • Teacher's Guide with notes about reading levels, standards, organizations, and ideas for use
  • Terms of Use

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.


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