Biodiversity- Reading Comprehension Worksheets

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Biodiversity Guided Practice

Description

Do your students struggle with scientific literacy? Do you find yourself at a loss for how to promote vocabulary retention? Are waning attention spans becoming a larger and larger problem in your classroom from year to year? If you answered yes to any of those questions then this biodiversity guided practice resource is for you.

 

I believe that teaching literacy is the job of every teacher, not just the heroes in English and Language Arts. And the only way we can help our students improve is by modeling and giving them chances to practice. Read out loud together, annotate, and spark classroom discussion today!

 

I created this line of guided reading resources to help teachers, parents, and students by providing a detailed yet easy to read (avg. reading level: grades 6-8) reference on a variety of topics. The questions that accompany the text are designed to be rigorous and require students to predict, reflect, connect, and think critically about the information being presented.

 

Let’s get our students reading, writing, and integrating vocabulary with this resource that is compatible with multiple styles of teaching. Your purchase includes both PDF and digital copies that are perfect for pre-reading, homework and review, or even sending to absent students.

 

3 student pages cover:

  • One page with a food web where students examine the impact of extinction and overpopulation of various species on the ecosystem
  • A reading comprehension page with possible actions one can take to preserve biodiversity. Students will rank their importance and defend their reasoning
  • An extension activity where students can go outside and count the number of various kinds of species they find in their backyard or school playground to calculate biodiversity index

 

Who is this resource for?

This resource can be used by classroom teachers, tutors, and parents of students in grades 6-9. It comprehensively covers the mentioned topics, and includes several comprehension and extension questions that will lock in learning.

 

How Can I Use this Resource?

  • Emergency Sub Plans
  • An independent work station in a set of stations
  • Flipped Classroom pre-reading
  • Whole or small group opportunity to model and teach Close Reading strategies and annotation
  • Differentiation – Assign this reading as reteaching for students who have yet to show mastery.
  • Homework
  • Creation of Independent Work Packet for students who are not able to be present for direct instruction.
  • Extension activity for early finishers or for students who show a special interest in the topic
  • Use as a square on a Choice Board
  • Interactive Notebooks: Print 2 pages in one and cut apart. Glue mini pages into notebooks with room for annotations on the side
  • Interactive Notebooks: Print entire PDF as a mini booklet and add to notebooks using these simple instructions.

 

What’s Included?

  • PDF File
  • Google Slides Digital Version (for assigning through your learning management system)
  • Audio Version
  • Plain Text Google Doc (for translation purposes)
  • Link to editable PPT/Keynote version of file (for making edits)
  • Answer Key

After your purchase, you will download a printable PDF file in color. On page 2, you will find links to all the files mentioned above.

Please look at the preview file to see more of this resource.

 

NEW! Audio Recording!

In an effort to further support scientific literacy, this resource has been updated with a link to a read aloud version of the text. This feature is not only great for differentiation, but also provides an abundance of benefits for students. Students who are read to have better listening comprehension, longer attention spans, larger vocabulary, and improved reading fluency.

After downloading this resource, share the included audio link with students, their families, or play it aloud in class!

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NGSS STANDARDS COVERED BY THIS BIODIVERSITY GUIDED PRACTICE:

NGSSMS-LS2-5
Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services. Examples of ecosystem services could include water purification, nutrient recycling, and prevention of soil erosion. Examples of design solution constraints could include scientific, economic, and social considerations.
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More questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email me at laneyleeteaches@gmail.com.

 

 

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My store features 3 full-year middle school science curriculums comprised of over 22 units of study.

Each and every unit comes includes the following:

  • unit guide complete with key vocabulary, suggested pacing, essential questions, and more!
  • Google Slides presentations to cover major topics, with guided notes for students!
  • Reading Comprehension activities with follow up questions. These resources are useful for homework, classwork, sub plans, and more!
  • Assessment: Pretest, study guide, CERs, and final assessment.
  • Projects and labs
  • Webquestscolor by numberstations, and other practice activities.

 

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