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Reading Comprehension Unit on Symbiosis – Middle School Science

Use this unit to teach your middle school science class about the five types of symbiosis!

These informational text articles and variety of activities will save you lots of time and keep your students engaged!

Students will practice reading comprehension and informational text skills while learning about symbiosis and the five types of symbiosis: mutualism, commensalism, parasitism, predation, and competition. Arguments are presented for whether predation and competition should be included in the category of symbiosis. 

Your download contains a variety of activities:

The unit includes a suggested schedule, five pages of informational text, comprehension questions, interactive notebook flaps, response pages, and C.E.R.

Needed something I could leave for a sub. This was great. Interesting reading passages and great science information and very little prep!

Hope K.

Aligned with CCSS reading standards.

Using one of my units, you can be confident you’re covering the information that you need to. This unit is aligned with standards CCSS RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3, and RI.5.4.

My students have trouble with reading and I was able to use this resource to give them some interesting science information that is not too simple. Students were engaged and interested.

Fritz J.

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