This resource is a set of reading comprehension passages and leveled readers about topics related to properties of matter. Four different leveled passages are included in both article format and book/reader format. You will receive 48 reading choices in this download that come in both printable and digital formats.
Each passage and reader is included in 3 reading levels giving you 12 printable passages + 12 printable readers for a total of 24 reading choices. Each of these resources are also included in a digital version on Google Slides.
These reading comprehension passages are the perfect companion to this Properties of Matter science unit.
The reading levels used are: 350-450L, 450-550L, and 550-650L. These carefully written texts provide ready-to-use comprehension and close reading practice for your students. They are an ideal way to build reading skills while reinforcing science content.
Easy to differentiate, each leveled passage and reader includes 2 sets of questions. Text dependent questions for students to locate and color code evidence in the text, and text structure-based questions that target 9 key learning standards for reading informational text:
- Ask and answer questions
- Read and comprehend
- Main topic
- Text features
- Images & diagrams
- Text purpose
- Word meanings
- Context clues
- Cause & effect
The questions are identical for each reading level allowing you to use a specific passage whole group and discuss the questions all together, even if some students are using a different level.
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To save you planning time I’ve included teaching procedures, reading level conversion chart, teacher’s notes, and CCSS alignment page for 2nd grade informational text.
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