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The Water Cycle – Reading Comprehension Worksheet

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 3 pages | Grades: 3 - 4

Enhance your students’ comprehension and science vocabulary skills with this water cycle worksheet.

🌧️ Water Cycle Worksheet

Have your students been studying the water cycle in class? Maybe they are learning about the different stages, such as evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. If you are looking for a way to intertwine reading and science, this resource will help your students strengthen their skills in both areas. 

With this science worksheet, students will read an informational-based passage covering the water cycle. After reading the text, students will answer 8 questions based on the information and diagrams presented. Students will have practice with multiple-choice questions, open-ended questions, and true/false questions.

An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!  

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

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

For students who need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to create a poster or infographic showcasing the different stages of the water cycle. 

If there are students who need a bit of support, invite them to reference previous assignments, posters, or anchor charts as a means of reference. Additionally, guide students to find information in the passage and use a highlighter to mark their findings. 

🖨️ 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 2-page worksheet double-sided. 

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them. 

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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This resource was created by Melissa Mclaren, a teacher in Massachusetts and Teach Starter Collaborator. 



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