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Laser Eye Surgery - Science Reading Article - Grades 5-7

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Fully editable, Science Reading Activity - Disciplinary Literacy for Grades 5-7 (ages 10-12) as well as older students with lower developed learning levels. 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 is laser eye surgery?

- How do eyes work?

- Common vision problems

- Laser eye surgery


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




This Resource Covers the Following Common Core Standards:





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 resource will take your students between 40-60 minutes to complete and includes a variety of questions. An answer key is also included for your reference.


The Problems You Face

- Not having the time to properly teach scientific literacy (disciplinary literacy) or improve your students reading comprehension and analysis skills.

- Some students work faster than others and you would like an interesting extension activity for your faster-moving students to keep them learning and engaged.

The Solution

This fully editable, NO PREP reading comprehension article is composed of relevant, applicable, and engaging reading activities which can be used to:

• introduce your topic

• improve your students literacy skills

• improve your students reading comprehension and scientific literacy skills

• improve your students' analysis skills

• provide an extension activity to students who move at a faster pace

• provide extra credit to students in need

• measure your students literacy skills

Furthermore, this resource works very well as an emergency substitute plan as it will keep your students on task and focused while you are away.

This resource will take your students between 30-60 minutes to complete and includes a variety of questions. An answer key is also included for your reference.


Health and Wellbeing

• Concussions

• The Common Cold

• Allergies

• Cancer

• Viruses

• The Cardiovascular System

• Vaccines

• Blood Types

• The Nervous System

• Asthma and Asthma Attacks

• Acne

• Immune System – Your Body’s Police Force

• Fracking and Its Dangers

• The Measles

• Stem Cells

• The Flu

• How Protective Equipment Keeps You Safe

• Caffeine: The Elixir of Energy

• Exercise and its Importance for Health

• Smallpox

• HIV and AIDS

• Polio

• Effects of stress on the brain

• Pesticides

• Whooping Cough

• Genetics and Gene Therapy

• Down Syndrome

• Cystic Fibrosis

• Heart Disease

• Heart Attack and Stroke

• Multiple Sclerosis

• Laser Eye Surgery

• Muscle Growth

• Diabetes


• Biomes

• Invasive Species

• Urban Sprawl

• Food Webs

• Why Leaves Change Color In The Fall

• The Effects of Pollution

• Endangered Species

• Animal Adaptations

• Biodiversity

• The Water Cycle

• The Seasons and What Causes Them

• Nocturnal Animals

• Climate Change

• Oil Spills and Their Consequences

• Farming – Is Organic Really Better?

• Fracking and Its Dangers

• Why Bees Are Important

• Bioaccumulation and Biomagnification

• Ecosystems

• Mosquitoes And The Diseases They Spread

• Predator-Prey Relationship

• Physical Adaptations

• Watersheds


• The Chemistry of Cooking

• Water Softeners

• Chemistry of Dyeing Hair

• Smog

• Ocean Acidification

• Pollution Control Devices

• The Greenhouse Effect

• Cleaning up Acid Spills

• Rust-Proofing

• Chemistry of Cosmetics


• Energy Use and Conservation

• Wind Energy Production

• Hydroelectric Energy Production

• Solar Electricity Production

• Fossil Fuel Energy Production

• Nuclear Energy - Fission and Fusion

• The Science of Roller Coasters

• Optical Phenomena

• The Northern and Southern Lights

• Car Safety

• Hydraulics

• Simple Machines

Natural Disasters and Weather

• Earthquakes

• Hurricanes

• Tornadoes

• How Weather Works

• Lightning

• Thunderstorms

• Why The Wind Blows

• Climate Change

• Volcanoes

• Tsunamis

• Natural Disasters: Weather and Climate

• Natural Disasters: Earth, Water, and Space

General Sciences

• Making Food Using Fermentation

• Why is the Sky Blue?

• The Limitations of Space Travel

• Artificial Preservatives

• Plate Tectonics

• How Do Ships Float?

• Effects of Everyday Forces

• The Planets Of Our Solar System

• Fossils


• Genetically Modified Organisms

• Twins - Identical and Fraternal

• The Importance of Bats

• Predator-Prey Relationship


Each summary is rich with age-appropriate content (grades 5-7) and is 1-3 pages long (13-font). Following each are 5-8 questions along with the answer key, which will help guide your students understanding. The questions include information-based questions straight from the article as well as more open-ended thinking questions that provide an extension for the learning.

How this product will help your students:

  • Improve their scientific and disciplinary literacy skills

  • Improve their reading comprehension and scientific knowledge

  • Give them insights into important scientific concepts

  • Provide an extension activity for your faster moving/more gifted students

How this product will help you:

  • Allow you to meet the NGSS, TEKS and Common Core Standards

  • Provide you with a concise introduction to your topic

  • Provide you with an engaging and easy to leave substitute plan which will keep your students engaged and on task

  • Provide you a means of measuring your students' literacy skills

We don't spend enough time teaching scientific literacy to our students. This is either because we don't have the resources to do so effectively or we don't have the time. However, teaching our students to become scientifically literate is vital if we want them to succeed in life. We need them to know about the world they live in and about the issues they face.

Also, please visit my blog Teach Science With Fergy for my thoughts on teaching, learning, and everything in between.

What's Included

1 zip file with:

-Reading passage as a DOC and PDF

-Comprehension questions w/ Answer Key

-Google Reading Access PDF

The reading looks at:

- What is laser eye surgery?

- How do eyes work?

- Common vision problems

- Laser eye surgery

Resource Tags

refracted surgery laser eye reading comprehension

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