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

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



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

⭐️These science differentiated passages focus on constructing an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction. Examples of structures could include thorns, stems, roots, colored petals, heart, stomach, lung, brain, and skin. Assessment is limited to macroscopic structures within plant and animal systems.


⭐️ This unit is perfect for 4th grade. It was created to align with 4-LS1-1 but can be used in any classroom to teach students about internal and external structures.


Key Features:

✏️ Convenience – Everything you need for this unit is all in one place!


✏️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.


✏️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. Black Bears (740L, 970L)
  3. Roses (750, 950L)
  4. American Alligators (760L, 910L)
  5. Sunflowers (740L, 950L)
  6. Whales (760L, 950L)
  7. Water Lilies (760L, 940L)

*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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