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American Museum of Natural History Passages with ReadWorks Curriculum


2nd grade

"Spinning Storms"
Lexile: 780
Curriculum: Question Set, Vocabulary, StepRead

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"Who Wants a Spiny Snack?"
Lexile: 650 
Curriculum: Question Set, StepRead
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3rd grade

"The Stonecutter Who Was Never Satisfied"
Lexile: 630
Curriculum: 2 Paired Texts with Text Set Questions
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"What's the Big Idea About Water?: Water's Impact on the Earth"
Lexile: 770
Curriculum: 2 Paired Texts with Text Set Questions
Explore Water on OLogy

"Creatures of the Reefs"
Lexile: 1060
Curriculum: 2 Paired Texts with Text Set Questions
Explore Biodiversity on OLogy

"If Rocks Could Talk!: Obsidian"
Lexile: 700
Curriculum: 2 Paired Texts with Text Set Questions
Explore Earth on OLogy


4th grade

"Who Wants a Spiny Snack?"
Lexile: 870
Curriculum: Question Set and StepRead
Learn more about species living in extreme habitats on amnh.org

"Protecting Butterflies"
Lexile: 850
Curriculum: 3 Paired Texts with Text Set Questions
Explore Zoology on OLogy

"What's the Big Idea About Archaeology?"
Lexile: 840
Curriculum: 2 Paired Texts with Text Set Questions
Explore Archaeology on OLogy

 

5th grade

"Spinning Thunderstorms"
Lexile: 880
Curriculum: StepRead, 1 Paired Text with Questions
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"Wonderful World of Wasps"
Lexile: 940
Curriculum: 2 Paired Texts with Text Set Questions
Explore Zoology on OLogy


6th grade

"How Plates Affect Our Planet: Plates on the Move"
Lexile: 980
Curriculum: 3 Paired Texts with Text Set Questions
Explore Earth on OLogy

"Overharvesting"
​Lexile: 1110
Curriculum: 2 Paired Texts with Text Set Questions
Explore Biodiversity on OLogy

"Pollution"
Lexile: 980
Curriculum: 2 Paired Texts with Text Set Questions
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7th grade

"Why Do Cave Fish Lose Their Eyes?"
Lexile: 1175
Curriculum: Question Set, StepRead
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"Avoiding Earthquake Surprises in the Pacific Northwest"
Lexile: 1040
Curriculum: Question Set, StepRead
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"Paleontology: The Big Dig"
Lexile: 930
Curriculum: 2 Paired Texts with Text Set Questions
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8th grade

"An Unwelcome Newcomer"
Lexile: 1080
Curriculum: Question Set, Vocabulary, StepRead

"Zebra Mussels and the Hudson River"
Lexile: 1225
Curriculum: Question Set, Vocabulary, StepRead

"The Short-Term Impact of the Zebra Mussel Invasion"
Lexile: 1000
Curriculum: Question Set, Vocabulary, StepRead

"Long-Term Monitoring of the Hudson River"
Lexile: 1120
Curriculum: Question Set, Vocabulary, StepRead

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9th-10th grade

"The Rise of Oxygen in the Earth's Atmosphere"
Lexile: 1240
Curriculum: Question Set, StepRead
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"Why Do Cave Fish Lose Their Eyes?"
Lexile: 1245
Curriculum: Question Set, StepRead
Learn more about species living in extreme habitats on amnh.org
 


11th-12th grade

"Expedition to a Modern Pompeii"
Lexile: 1260
Curriculum: Question Set, StepRead
Learn more about natural disasters on amnh.org

"Unearthing Pterosaurs"
Lexile: 1290
Curriculum: Question Set, StepRead
Learn more about pterosaurs at amnh.org