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The Moon – Reading Passage and Response Sheet

  • Updated

    Updated:  18 May 2023

Engage your students with a high-interest reading passage about the moon with this informative article and accompanying response sheet.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  3 - 4

teaching resource

The Moon – Reading Passage and Response Sheet

  • Updated

    Updated:  18 May 2023

Engage your students with a high-interest reading passage about the moon with this informative article and accompanying response sheet.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  3 - 4

Engage your students with a high-interest reading passage about the moon with this informative article and accompanying response sheet.

Learn About the Moon with a Reading Comprehension Passage!

Integrating science with reading is a great way for students to practice those important literacy skills while diving into new content simultaneously. Teach Starter has developed a comprehension passage that would perfectly fit your science classroom when learning about the solar system or moon phases. After reading the 2-page passage, students will complete a “3, 2, 1” graphic organizer to highlight what they learned and what questions they still have.

With this worksheet, students will learn about the following:

  • What is the moon?
  • What size is the moon?
  • What is the moon made from?
  • How does the moon move?
  • Why does the appearance of the moon keep changing?

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

  • Guided reading groups
  • Lesson wrap-up
  • Homework assignment

If students need an additional challenge, encourage them to create a comic or infographic showcasing information they learned about the moon.

For students that need additional support, encourage them to read the passage with a partner and work together to think of ideas to fill in the response template.

Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete. 

To save paper, we suggest printing this multi-page worksheet double-sided.

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.


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