The Solar System Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions | Space Reading

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Blast off into space while improving reading comprehension with The Solar System Reading Comprehension activities. This activity pack includes SEVEN non-fiction passages with six pages of unique and engaging text-dependent questions and higher-order thinking tasks. Great for Year 5-8.
These activities are great for your guided reading program, or as homework tasks. Integrate these activities into your history and/or social studies projects! These link closely to New Zealand’s Literacy Progressions and Curriculum.
In The Solar System Reading Comprehension pack you will receive:
1. Seven texts – all with an extended and scaffold version:
  • The Solar System
  • The Sun
  • Mercury, Venus and Earth
  • Mars, Jupiter and Saturn
  • Uranus and Neptune
  • Is Pluto a Planet?
  • The First Moon Landing
2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities – that’s 42 activities in total.
Each passage features different activities!
  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyze/Analyse
  • Evaluate
  • Create
Reading Comprehension Strategies included:
  • Find Facts and Details
  • Make Inferences
  • Identify the Main Idea
  • Ask and Answer Questions
  • Vocabulary
  • Summarize/Summarise
  • Synthesise
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Make Predictions
  • Make Connections
3. Three Graphic Organizer Examples
  • Information Web
  • Main Idea
  • Venn Diagram
4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions.
5. Two ‘Tips For Use’ pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom.

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