Science Differentiated Reading Passages: Inherited Traits In Plants and Animals – 3-LS3-1

Science Differentiated Reading Passages: Inherited Traits In Plants and Animals – 3-LS3-1



Inherited Traits In Plants and Animals

⭐️ In these differentiated passages about inherited traits in plants and animals. Students will analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.


⭐️ This unit is perfect for 3rd grade. It was created to align with 3-LS3-1 but can be used in any classroom to teach students about inherited traits in plants and animals.


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. Inherited Traits in Plants (480L, 800L)
  3. Inherited Traits in Animals (550L, 790L)
  4. Hemmingway’s Polydactyl Cats (470L, 810L)
  5. Mendel’s Pea Plants (560L, 820L)
  6. Flower Fields (430L, 810L)
  7. Inherited Traits in Cats and Kittens (460L, 790L)


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).


*Answer Key Included


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Science Passages: Plant and Animal Life Cycles – 3-LS1-1


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