Why Bees Are Important Science Reading Article KS2

Why Bees Are Important - Fully editable, Science Reading Activity - Disciplinary Literacy for Grades 5-7 (ages 10-12) as well as older students with lower developed learning levels. Tackle literacy and science by having your students read and answer questions from a scientific article. Each page highlights and explains key terms for student reference. Questions include knowledge (direct from the paper), thinking, connecting, and open-ended varieties.


No Prep, no formatting, no issues. Simply download, print (or upload to your class site) and you’re all set. This reading is perfect for an extension activity, substitute plans or literacy practice.

The reading looks at:
- The body of a bee
- Bees help to make our planet beautiful
- How bees make honey
- Dangers to bees and how we can save them

The article is divided into easily understood sections which clearly describe the topic in a manner that can be understood by your grade 5-7 student as well as older students with less developed literacy skills. Along with elementary and middle school students, these readings have been used to great success with high school English language learners and students with learning difficulties.


The Problems You Face:
Not having the time to properly teach scientific literacy (disciplinary literacy) or improve your students reading comprehension and analysis skills.
Some students work faster than others and you would like an interesting extension activity for your faster-moving students to keep them learning and engaged.

The Solution:
This fully editable, NO PREP reading comprehension article is composed of relevant, applicable and engaging reading activities which can be used to:
• introduce your topic
• improve your students literacy skills
• improve your students reading comprehension and scientific literacy skills
• improve student analysis skills
• provide an extension activity to students who move at a faster pace
• provide extra credit to students in need
• measure your students literacy skills

Furthermore, this resource works very well as an emergency substitute plan as it will keep your students on task and focused while you are away.

This resource will take your students between 40-60 minutes to complete and includes a variety of questions. An answer key is also included for your reference.


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Created: Sep 29, 2017

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