This one-page reading describes respiratory system and its function and then names the functions of the parts of the respiratory system. The goal of this reading is to introduce students to the respiratory system and to help them see that structure and function are related. The reading is designed to be used as part of a reading-across-the-curriculum science lesson. Three brief open-response questions check reading comprehension. Flesch-Kincaid reading level: 7.4
By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.