The Science of Juggling ~ A Grade 2 Close Reading Reading Comprehension Passage

The Science of Juggling ~ A Grade 2  Close Reading Reading Comprehension Passage
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Subject Areas: Science and English Language Arts

Recommended Grade Range: K-5; K-1 Enrichment; 2 On-Level; 4-5 Reteaching

Body of Knowledge: Physical Science

Strand: Reading Standards for Informational Text

Big Idea:
Forces and Changes in Motion (Science)
A. It takes energy to change the motion of objects.
B. Energy change is understood in terms of forces--pushes or pulls.
C. Some forces act through physical contact, while others act at a distance.

Cluster: Key Ideas and Details (Reading)

Common Core Standards:
SC.2.P.13.1 Investigate the effect of applying various pushes and pulls on different objects.

SC.2.P.13.4 Demonstrate that the greater the force (push or pull) applied to an object, the greater the change in motion of the object.

LA.2.RI.1.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Objective/Learning Target: The student will read and answer questions about the forces of push and pull involved in juggling to demonstrate understanding of the key details in the passage.

Essential Questions:
What are the forces involved in juggling?
How is a push different than a pull?
When is a push being applied and when is a pull being applied?

Materials: Make sure you have these materials ready
1. Make one copy of the reading passage and questions for each student.

Time Required: thirty minutes

Assessment: Student answers

Marzano Elements:
Element 1: Provide Rigorous Learning Goals and Performance Scales
Element 2: Track Student Progress
Element 3: Celebrate Success
Element 6: Identify Critical Content
Element 8: Preview New Content
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