A Reading Passage or Context Story further clarifies the meanings of vocabulary and aids in the correct word pronunciation. Click on the character icon to hear Lesson Plans #1 - #6 story.
  • ESL, LEP and ELL especially benefit from the AUDIO passages. Stories emphasize grade level word content and subject specific vocabulary.
  • Common Core alignment to a Reading Passage is to 3 key phrases: "Grade Level", "Particular Topic" and "Grade-Relevant Text or Subject Area". CCSS Alignment Strand for Specific Grades:
    Grade Level: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4, 3.4, 4.4, 5.4, 6.4, 7.4, 8.4, 9-10.4, 11-12.4
    Particular Topic: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 4.6. 5.6, 6.6, 7.6, 8.6, 9-10.6, 11-12.6
    Grade & Subject-Relevant Text: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers:
    (Reading: Informational Text) RI.2.4, RI.3.4, RI.4.4. RI.5.4, RI.6.4, RI.7.4, RI.8.4, RI.9-10.4, RI.11-12.4
    (Reading: Literature) RL.2.4, RL.3.4, RL.4.4. RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.4, RL.11-12.4
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    1) Multi-Science Contextual Story

    The following short stories for the Multi-Science thematic will further clarify the meanings of the vocabulary words and aid in their pronuncation . Try to tell the story yourself by remembering the Chemistry, Physics and Geology words from the other activities. The correct story answers are listed at the bottom of this page.

    Hugo hopes that if he blends just the right amount of gold and silver ___(1)___, along with beach sand as the ___(2)___, the mixture will make a ___(3)___ creating platinum. Diane said that this combination might be the ___(4)___ that goldsmiths around the world needed. Could Diane be right?

    Astronomers know that all ___(5)___ on Neptune is so heavy that there is limited ___(6)___ movement on the planet. A rock there acts like a ___(7)___. This force makes the pull of ___(8)___ the heaviest of all know planets.

    The spectacular ___(9)___ was embedded in the ___(10)___ rock. The adventurers didn t know that the ___(11)___ under the quartz rock was a huge gemstone. This discovery would easily pay for the entire expense of their archeological ___(12)___.

    1 - molecules, 2 - catalyst, 3 - reaction, 4 - synthesis, 5 - kinetic, 6 - matter, 7 - gravitation, 8 - magnet, 9 - fossil, 10 - sedimentary, 11 - mineral, 12 - exploration