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If your kids love to study about space this set is going to be perfect for you! This print and read set is fabulous for having students reading in a matter of minutes. These reading comprehension sheets with informational text are great in so many ways. The topic of this set is also amazing! It’s all about space. Just print and read!
This set features upper 3rd to fifth grade skills of finding the main idea, determining word meaning in context, finding evidence, 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, bullets, captions, fact boxes, a glossary, illustrations, italics, a map, subtitle, titles, tables, and a timeline.
The four reading passages are provided in two reading levels- an easier and a more challenging. The reading selections include basic information about the Challenger, Sally Ride, walking in space, and Bonnie Dunbar. 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 map showing locations of NASA facilities. The articles include information about stars, light-years, falling stars, and NASA. 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 selection about the Challenger is not graphic.
NOTE: 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:
After many years as a classroom teacher I made a big leap to a specialist's job. I became a STEM Lab Specialist in 2013 and quickly discovered I had no resources. I literally started from scratch creating my own lessons for 17 classes of third, fourth, and fifth graders. It was slightly overwhelming. Okay, a lot overwhelming! After several months of creating new STEM resources for my classes I really felt that my lessons could be a lifesaver for busy teachers - like you! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and store. Look around- I know you will find something that will suit your class perfectly!
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Have you always known you were going to be a teacher? I sure have! I grew up in Germany and can still remember playing school with our neighbors that only spoke German. Somehow, kids can play even when they cannot understand each other. My dream to be a teacher continued right into high school and I really thought I would teach upper level math. But, you know, something about working in an elementary school just kept enticing me in that direction. I have taught third, fourth, and fifth grade and I'm now a STEM Specialist. I have two adult children and three fur babies. I love reading and cats and coffee and getting up early. My husband and I are slowly checking off visits to all the places on our bucket list. (Australia we are headed your way soon!)