Science Differentiated Passages: Seasonal Weather Conditions – 3-ESS2-1

Science Differentiated Passages: Seasonal Weather Conditions – 3-ESS2-1



Science Differentiated Passages: Seasonal Weather Conditions

⭐️ In these science differentiated passages students will study data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season (patterns).


⭐️ Clarification Statement: Examples of data could include average temperature, precipitation, and wind direction.


⭐️ Assessment Boundary: Assessment of graphical displays is limited to pictographs and bar graphs. Assessment does not include climate change.


⭐️ Vocabulary to Address:

  • Weather conditions (e.g. average temperature, precipitation, and wind direction)
  • Seasons
  • Areas
  • Patterns


⭐️ This unit is perfect for 3rd grade. It was created to align with 3-ESS2-1 but can be used in any classroom to teach students about seasonal weather conditions.


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.


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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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