Rock Layers – 4-ESS1-1 – Science Differentiated Passages

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Science Differentiated Passages: Rock Layers – 4-ESS1-1

⭐️These science differentiated passages focus on identifying evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.

 

⭐️This unit is perfect for 4th grade. It was created to align with 4-ESS1-1 but can be used in any classroom to teach students about rock layers.

 

⭐️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:

ELA/Literacy

  • W.4.7 – Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
  • W.4.8 – Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.
  • W.4.9 – Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Mathematics

  • 4.MD.A.1 – Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a two column table.
  • MP.2 – Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  • 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. Rock Layers (790L, 970L)
  3. Cliffs at Whanganui (780L, 960L)
  4. The Grand Canyon (780L, 950L)
  5. Badlands National Park (780L, 980L)
  6. Topanga Canyon Formation (780L, 980L)
  7. Andes Mountains Fossils (750L, 960L)

*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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