Space Research Unit | Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

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1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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This outer space research unit has everything you need for a fun filled learning experience about exploring space. Including 11 nonfiction reading comprehension passages and questions, writing prompts, report templates, graphic organizers, and engaging extension activities such as science experiments, technology pieces, and morning work. This unit is sure inspire and excite your students as they explore outer space.

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  • Planet reports
    • My planet report
    • Planet report wheel
    • All about book
    • Opinion outline
    • Informative outline
    • Blank writing paper

  • Planet KWL
  • Planet compare and contrast
  • 11 non-fiction passages with comprehension questions
  • ABC order planets
  • Planet word search
  • Planet vocabulary cards
  • Label me astronaut


  • Favorite planet graph
  • Planet differentiated story problem


  • Experiment: “Why Does the Moon Have Craters?”
  • Science/Art: Planet mobile


  • Planet/Space coloring sheets
  • Planet cards
  • Space vocabulary
  • Student-friendly space websites and technology extensions
  • Recommended Space books


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).


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