Predicting Motion – 3-PS2-2 – Science Differentiated Reading Passages



Science Differentiated Passages: Predicting Motion – 3-PS2-2

⭐️Science differentiated reading passages about making observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.


⭐️ This unit is perfect for 3rd grade. It was created to align with 3-PS2-2 but can be used in any classroom to teach students about predicting motion.


⭐️Integrates key reading skills, with a focus on cause and effect. Incorporates key vocabulary, text features, graphic organizers, and open-ended questions.


⭐️Other Standards To Address in Questions and Images:


  • W.3.7 – Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
  • W.3.8 – Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.


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.


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*Answer Key Included


Each passage set includes two differentiated passages on a third-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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