Why Does the Moon Orbit Earth?

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Have you ever looked up at the moon and wondered why it looks different every night? Learn about the moon's orbit and the lunar cycle with a reading comprehension exercise. Using context clues, kids find the definitions of unfamiliar words and answer five questions on the side of the page.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair with a unit about astronomy or earth science
  • Have kids complete comprehension questions to assess reading level
Pros

  • Comes with an answer key for easy assessment
  • A good interdisciplinary lesson for language arts and science
Cons

  • None
Common Core