Looking for a way to bring social studies and science into your literacy block while you teach about Earth Day? Students will do a close read about the history of Earth Day, answer 10 multiple choice questions, then use graphic organizers to show what they’ve learned.
This Earth Day reading comprehension passage, questions, and graphic organizers are the perfect way to connect science, social studies and literacy. This text is a high-interest, non-fiction passage and is a great way to teach all about the history of Earth Day. Students will read about a national holiday while practicing reading skills, too!
Students can read the passage during social studies, science, and/or reading time! Read to learn about Earth Day or as a reader to practice reading skills!
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Earth Day Reading Comprehension Text Activities Includes:
- Non-Fiction Text on Earth Day
- 10 Multiple Choice Questions with Answer Key
- Teacher Tips
- Questions to Ask Students
- Close Reading Steps on a Bookmark
Version with “Annotate the Text” and Version with “Mark the Text”
- How to Mark the Text Bookmark
- How to Annotate the Text Bookmark
- 7 Graphic Organizers:
1. Main Ideas with Text Evidence
2. Ideas with Text Evidence
3. Central Ideas with Details
4. Main Idea with Details, Main Idea, Details, Conclusion
6. Overview: Topic, Author’s Purpose, Key Vocabulary, Most Important Thing,
I wonder, Important Facts, Illustration
7. Context Clues (3 versions: 3 words, 4 words, 5 words)
Spark a love of science with this high-interest, social studies-based reading passage. A great way to meet multiple standards with one activity.
- Whole Group Instruction
- Partner Practice
- Guided Reading Groups
- Substitute Plans
- Send Home to Practice
- ELA Work Stations or Centers
: A reading strategy that is used to comprehend and analyze a text closely. Students will typically read the text at least twice for comprehension, details, analysis, and deep questioning of the text’s purpose and meaning.
- Read the Text
- Mark Up the Text or Annotate the Text
- Read the Text Again
- Define Unknown Words
- Read the Text Again
- Respond to Reading
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Be sure to check out these informational resources on historical figures you and your students are sure to love!
- U.S. Presidents Informational Articles and Yearbook
- African American History Biographies Informational Articles
- Women in Science Biographies
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