Weather Reading Passages Print & Read

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3rd - 5th
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If you are in the middle of your weather study you are going to love this set. These weather reading comprehension sheets with informational text are great in so many ways. You will enjoy the ease of printing and being ready to read in minutes.

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, comparing items, 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, bulleted lists, captions, fact boxes, italics, labels, maps, photos, symbols, tables, and titles.
  • The four reading passages are provided in two reading levels- an easier and a more challenging.
  • The reading selections include basic information about hurricanes, the formation of storms, basics about tornadoes, and storm chasers. 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 table showing the hurricane categories.
  • The articles include information about hailstones, rainbows, and weather maps. 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 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- A Hurricane’s Story in 2 reading levels
  • Selection 2- Stormy Weather- in 2 reading levels
  • Selection 3 – Funnel Clouds-2 reading levels
  • Selection 4 – Chasing the Storms-in 2 reading levels
  • Newspaper Page- 3 articles (Hailstones, Rainbows, Weather Maps, and a data table about hurricane categories).
  • 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).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.


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