These sun and moon differentiated informational reading passages are packed with information that is perfect for your solar system unit, nonfiction reading, or in guided reading groups. Sun and moon vocabulary preview activities, along with all follow-up comprehension activities are both engaging and rigorous at the same time! Check out the preview for a closer look.
Differentiated Reading Passages:
• "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.
• Vocabulary Crossword
• Interactive Graphic Organizer
Simple cut & glue activity for students to sort information from the passage into a visual graphic organizer.
• 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)
This product is also part of the Science & ELA Integration Bundle
, which is enough differentiated reading passages for the entire year!
• Solar System Bundle
• Earth and Mars Compare Contrast
• All Planets Differentiated Reading Passages and Activities
• Solar System Cooperative Learning Research Project
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