Light and Vision – 4-PS4-2 – Science Differentiated Passages

Light and Vision – 4-PS4-2 – Science Differentiated Passages



Science Differentiated Passages: Light and Vision – 4-PS4-2

⭐️These science differentiated passages focus on how to develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen. Assessment does not include knowledge of specific colors reflected and seen, the cellular mechanisms of vision, or how the retina works.


⭐️ This unit is perfect for 4th grade. It was created to align with 4-PS4-2 but can be used in any classroom to teach students about light and vision.


⭐️Integrates key reading skills, with a focus on drawing conclusions and making inferences. Incorporates key vocabulary, text features, graphic organizers, and open-ended questions.

Other Standards To Address in Questions and Images:


  • SL.4.5 – Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.


  • 4.G.A.1 – Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.
  • MP.4 – Model with mathematics.


Key Features:

✏️ Build Background- Reinforce key science topics with real-life passages.


✏️Cross Curricular- Integrates nonfiction reading comprehension and science.


✏️Engaging – This resource will capture your students’ attention while they learn important science-related topics. Integrates text and activities to help students understand the topics and stay engaged in the material.


✏️Differentiated- Passages are on two levels to make differentiation easy.


✏️Scaffolding – Utilizes the Lexile Framework® for Reading and a mix of standard-based essay and multiple-choice questions to allow educators to scaffold independent work and homework. Also great for centers and interventions.


What’s Included?

  1. How to Use This Resource
  2. Parts of the Eye (760L, 960L)
  3. Nocturnal Sight (780, 970L)
  4. Seeing is Believing (750L, 910L)
  5. Sunglasses Situations (760L, 950L)
  6. Mirror, Mirror (760L, 970L)
  7. Moongazing (760L, 970L)

*Answer Key Included


Each passage set includes two differentiated passages on a fourth-grade level (one at the beginning of the band, one towards the end) and a question set geared towards comprehension and science mastery. The first question is differentiated to include a fill-in-the-blank diagram (lower complexity) or an open-ended diagram (higher complexity).


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Internal & External Structures – 4-LS1-1 Science Differentiated Passages


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