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Fossils - Scientific Reading Comprehension Article – Grades 5-7

Fossils - Scientific Reading Comprehension Article – Grades 5-7
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Grade 5, 6, 7

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Fossils - Fully editable, Science Reading Activity - Disciplinary Literacy for Grades 5-7 (ages 10-12) as well as older students with lower developed learning levels. The readability index is between grade 6-7. Tackle literacy and science by having your students read and answer questions from a scientific article. Each page highlights and explains key terms for student reference. Questions include knowledge (direct from the paper), thinking, connecting, and open-ended varieties.


The reading looks at:

- What Fossils Are

- How Fossils Are Formed

• Petrification

• Compression

• Molds and casts

• Mummification

• Complete Preservation

- What Fossils Can Tell Us


This resource covers the following NGSS:

- MS-LS4-1

- MS-LS4-2

- MS-ESS1-4

- MS-ESS2-2

- MS-ESS2-3

Buyer Comment: "Perfect to send with a student that was going to miss the whole fossil unit due to a vacation."


Google Classroom and Distance Learning Ready

  • This resource is perfect for in-class or distance learning and integrates seamlessly with Google Classroom.

  • Automatically creates a copy of the reading and puts it directly into your Google Drive with a single click.

  • Purchase --> Open --> Click --> Assign to your students

  • The reading also includes a Microsoft Word and PDF version.

Having all three options allow you to assign the reading to your students without worrying about formatting issues as all the work has already been done for you. It also allows you, as well as your students, to access everything no matter where you are or what kind of equipment is being used.

This reading is perfect for an extension activity, substitute plans, or literacy practice and hits on the following Common Core Standards:




What's Included

1 zip file with:

-Reading passage as a DOC and PDF

-Comprehension questions w/ Answer Key

-Google Reading Access PDF

Resource Tags

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