Books and Passages

A Closer Look at Mars

Passage

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/a_closer_look_at_mars_passage_questions.pdf

Grade: 7
Lexile Level: 860L
Domain: Earth & Space Science
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

Questions for this text can be found in the Paired Text tab.


Paired Text Lesson

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/passages-robots_files.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/passages-spacecraft_files.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/passages-telescopes_files.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/paired/investigating_mars_text_set_3.pdf

Standards

This Passage & Question Set and Paired Text align to the following Common Core Anchor Standards:

Passage & Question Set
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.10

Paired Text
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.9

Full Standards Descriptions


CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.9
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.10
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

User Comments

Awsomme

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Would (still) love to see a word count on your passages so I can use them for assessment of fluency.

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interesting!!!!!

great packets!!

I think that we can terraform Mars and then colonies on the planet and learn the origins of it Anne the solar system its origins are its was formed in a planetary nebula but maybe there's more to that and going to Mars might unlock those secrets

Educational!

Excellent! My students made a fantastic trip to Mars.

Wonderful!