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Candlelight Science is a group of educator/writers. All have been (most still are) traditional classroom teachers with an average of 20 years of experience. We started our work because of a local need, but quickly realized the need for high quality, inexpensive resources was great. In response, we continue to produce science readers with multiple reading levels (compatible with CCSS text-complexity requirements), lesson plans, and even assessments to make the lives of teachers easier and more pr

Candlelight Science is a group of educator/writers. All have been (most still are) traditional classroom teachers with an average of 20 years of experience. We started our work because of a local need, but quickly realized the need for high quality, inexpensive resources was great. In response, we continue to produce science readers with multiple reading levels (compatible with CCSS text-complexity requirements), lesson plans, and even assessments to make the lives of teachers easier and more pr
Air to Insulator - All About Heat Transfer: Science Reading Passage
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Air to Insulator - All About Heat Transfer: Science Reading Passage

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How about a little integration of science and reading? Science reading passage complete with ELA style common core aligned questions. Covers standards SC.4.P.11.1 & SC.4.P.11.2 Readability: All of our text is checked with multiple metrics to assure it is at an appropriate complexity for the student. By using multiple metrics, our experienced and knowledge staff are better able to determine an appropriate grade level rating. In most cases (we are still working on updating all text), you will see our text marked as Approaching, On-Grade, or Advanced per a specific grade. We are also careful to create text with an appropriate length using a well-established norm (Grade Level x 100 + 100/300 words). We do this so our text to be used not just in the science classroom to support content, but also to be used in a reading classroom to support the development of strong readers. All of our text comes with at least 5 ELA-style questions for this purpose. About Us: Candlelight Science is a group of educator/writers. All have been (most still are) traditional classroom teachers with an average of 20 years of experience. We started our work because of a local need, but quickly realized the need for high quality, inexpensive resources was great. In response, we continue to produce science readers with multiple reading levels (compatible with CCSS text-complexity requirements), lesson plans, and even assessments to make the lives of teachers easier and more productive. Visit us at: Website - https://www.candlelightscience.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/candlelightscience/ If you have questions please contact mhuling1@outlook.com
Air Masses and the Weather - Informational Text Reading Passage
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Air Masses and the Weather - Informational Text Reading Passage

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Product Description Check out this great article that explains how air masses influence wind speed and direction. This article can also satisfy your principal’s Reading in the Content request. Your reading coach will be impressed when they see this on-grade level text (Flesch Kincaid 5.5). Comes complete with ELA-style questions. If you are really sneaky, your ELA team may use this in the language arts block and support science. How’s that for integration? :) Supports Standard: SC.5.E.7.3 - Recognize how air temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, wind speed and direction, and precipitation determine the weather in a particular place and time. MS-ESS2-5 Readability: All of our text is checked with multiple metrics to assure it is at an appropriate complexity for the student. By using multiple metrics, our experienced and knowledge staff are better able to determine an appropriate grade level rating. In most cases (we are still working on updating all text), you will see our text marked as Approaching, On-Grade, or Advanced per a specific grade. We are also careful to create text with an appropriate length using a well-established norm (Grade Level x 100 + 100/300 words). We do this so our text to be used not just in the science classroom to support content, but also to be used in a reading classroom to support the development of strong readers. All of our text comes with at least 5 ELA-style questions for this purpose. About Us: Candlelight Science is a group of educator/writers. All have been (most still are) traditional classroom teachers with an average of 20 years of experience. We started our work because of a local need, but quickly realized the need for high quality, inexpensive resources was great. In response, we continue to produce science readers with multiple reading levels (compatible with CCSS text-complexity requirements), lesson plans, and even assessments to make the lives of teachers easier and more productive. Visit us at: Website - https://www.candlelightscience.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/candlelightscience/ If you have questions please contact mhuling1@outlook.com
All That Glitters: Properties of Matter  - Science Informational Text
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All That Glitters: Properties of Matter - Science Informational Text

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This piece of information text (700L, 1000 words) covers the science topic of properties of matter. It also includes 5 common core-style questions so this piece of text for integration of science and reading. Supports Standards: SC.5.P.8.1 Compare and contrast the basic properties of solids, liquids, and gases, such as mass, volume, color, texture, and temperature. SC.5.P.8.4 Explore the scientific theory of atoms (also called atomic theory) by recognizing that all matter is composed of parts that are too small to be seen without magnification. 5-PS1-3 Matter and Its Interactions Readability: All of our text is checked with multiple metrics to assure it is at an appropriate complexity for the student. By using multiple metrics, our experienced and knowledge staff are better able to determine an appropriate grade level rating. In most cases (we are still working on updating all text), you will see our text marked as Approaching, On-Grade, or Advanced per a specific grade. We are also careful to create text with an appropriate length using a well-established norm (Grade Level x 100 + 100/300 words). We do this so our text to be used not just in the science classroom to support content, but also to be used in a reading classroom to support the development of strong readers. All of our text comes with at least 5 ELA-style questions for this purpose. About Us: Candlelight Science is a group of educator/writers. All have been (most still are) traditional classroom teachers with an average of 20 years of experience. We started our work because of a local need, but quickly realized the need for high quality, inexpensive resources was great. In response, we continue to produce science readers with multiple reading levels (compatible with CCSS text-complexity requirements), lesson plans, and even assessments to make the lives of teachers easier and more productive. Visit us at: Website - https://www.candlelightscience.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/candlelightscience/ If you have questions please contact mhuling1@outlook.com
Atoms, Elements, Compounds and Mixtures (760L) - Science Informational Text
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Atoms, Elements, Compounds and Mixtures (760L) - Science Informational Text

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Product Description This piece of complex text (760L) supports the science concept of atomic theory. A great addition to the reading block to make a science/ELA integration possible. Included are Common Core-style questions. SC.5.P.8.1 Compare and contrast the basic properties of solids, liquids, and gases, such as mass, volume, color, texture, and temperature. SC.5.P.8.4 Explore the scientific theory of atoms (also called atomic theory) by recognizing that all matter is composed of parts that are too small to be seen without magnification. Readability: All of our text is checked with multiple metrics to assure it is at an appropriate complexity for the student. By using multiple metrics, our experienced and knowledge staff are better able to determine an appropriate grade level rating. In most cases (we are still working on updating all text), you will see our text marked as Approaching, On-Grade, or Advanced per a specific grade. We are also careful to create text with an appropriate length using a well-established norm (Grade Level x 100 + 100/300 words). We do this so our text to be used not just in the science classroom to support content, but also to be used in a reading classroom to support the development of strong readers. All of our text comes with at least 5 ELA-style questions for this purpose. About Us: Candlelight Science is a group of educator/writers. All have been (most still are) traditional classroom teachers with an average of 20 years of experience. We started our work because of a local need, but quickly realized the need for high quality, inexpensive resources was great. In response, we continue to produce science readers with multiple reading levels (compatible with CCSS text-complexity requirements), lesson plans, and even assessments to make the lives of teachers easier and more productive. Visit us at: Website - https://www.candlelightscience.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/candlelightscience/ If you have questions please contact mhuling1@outlook.com
Balanced and Unbalanced Forces - Leveled Science Reader Set (2)
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Balanced and Unbalanced Forces - Leveled Science Reader Set (2)

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Product Description How about a little integration of science and reading? Science reading passage (with on grade and approaching levels) complete with ELA style common core aligned questions. Supports Standards: SC.5.P.13.4 Investigate and explain that when a force is applied to an object but it does not move, it is because another opposing force is being applied by something in the environment so that the forces are balanced. NGSS N5M1P-Effects of Force TEKS 6.8 Force, motion, and energy. The student knows force and motion are related to potential and kinetic energy. The student is expected to: (B) identify and describe the changes in position, direction, and speed of an object when acted upon by unbalanced forces. Readability: All of our text is checked with multiple metrics to assure it is at an appropriate complexity for the student. By using multiple metrics, our experienced and knowledge staff are better able to determine an appropriate grade level rating. In most cases (we are still working on updating all text), you will see our text marked as Approaching, On-Grade, or Advanced per a specific grade. We are also careful to create text with an appropriate length using a well-established norm (Grade Level x 100 + 100/300 words). We do this so our text to be used not just in the science classroom to support content, but also to be used in a reading classroom to support the development of strong readers. All of our text comes with at least 5 ELA-style questions for this purpose. About Us: Candlelight Science is a group of educator/writers. All have been (most still are) traditional classroom teachers with an average of 20 years of experience. We started our work because of a local need, but quickly realized the need for high quality, inexpensive resources was great. In response, we continue to produce science readers with multiple reading levels (compatible with CCSS text-complexity requirements), lesson plans, and even assessments to make the lives of teachers easier and more productive. Visit us at: Website - https://www.candlelightscience.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/candlelightscience/ If you have questions please contact mhuling1@outlook.com
Comparing Seasonal Changes in Different Regions: Bears (700L) - Sci Info Text
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Comparing Seasonal Changes in Different Regions: Bears (700L) - Sci Info Text

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Product Description A fun piece describing how bears have adapted to living in different climate zones. This piece of text (700L) helps students understand how plants and animals must learn to cope with changing season. It also includes 5 ELA-style question. Supports Standards: SC.4.L.17.1 Compare the seasonal changes in Florida plants and animals to those in other regions of the country. 3-LS4-4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity Readability: All of our text is checked with multiple metrics to assure it is at an appropriate complexity for the student. By using multiple metrics, our experienced and knowledge staff are better able to determine an appropriate grade level rating. In most cases (we are still working on updating all text), you will see our text marked as Approaching, On-Grade, or Advanced per a specific grade. We are also careful to create text with an appropriate length using a well-established norm (Grade Level x 100 + 100/300 words). We do this so our text to be used not just in the science classroom to support content, but also to be used in a reading classroom to support the development of strong readers. All of our text comes with at least 5 ELA-style questions for this purpose. About Us: Candlelight Science is a group of educator/writers. All have been (most still are) traditional classroom teachers with an average of 20 years of experience. We started our work because of a local need, but quickly realized the need for high quality, inexpensive resources was great. In response, we continue to produce science readers with multiple reading levels (compatible with CCSS text-complexity requirements), lesson plans, and even assessments to make the lives of teachers easier and more productive. Visit us at: Website - https://www.candlelightscience.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/candlelightscience/ If you have questions please contact mhuling1@outlook.com
Properties of Matter: SR-71 Blackbird (730L)
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Properties of Matter: SR-71 Blackbird (730L)

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Product Description This piece of text (730L) uses the attributes of the SR-71 Blackbird to help students learn about the importance of properties of matter. Includes 5 ELA-style questions to provide a method of integration of science and reading. Supports Standards: SC.4.P.8.1 Measure and compare objects and materials based on their physical properties including: mass, shape, volume, color, hardness, texture, odor, taste, attraction to magnets. SC.4.P.8.3 Explore the Law of Conservation of Mass by demonstrating that the mass of a whole object is always the same as the sum of the masses of its parts. 5-PS1-3 Matter and Its Interactions TEKS 4.5 Matter and energy. The student knows that matter has measurable physical properties and those properties determine how matter is classified, changed, and used. The student is expected to: (A) measure, compare, and contrast physical properties of matter, including mass, volume, states (solid, liquid, gas), temperature, magnetism, and the ability to sink or float. 5.3 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions. The student is expected to: © connect grade-level appropriate science concepts with the history of science, science careers, and contributions of scientists. 5.5 Matter and energy. The student knows that matter has measurable physical properties and those properties determine how matter is classified, changed, and used. The student is expected to: (A) classify matter based on measurable, testable, and observable physical properties, including mass, magnetism, physical state (solid, liquid, and gas), relative density (sinking and floating using water as a reference point), solubility in water, and the ability to conduct or insulate thermal energy or electric energy. Readability: All of our text is checked with multiple metrics to assure it is at an appropriate complexity for the student. By using multiple metrics, our experienced and knowledge staff are better able to determine an appropriate grade level rating. In most cases (we are still working on updating all text), you will see our text marked as Approaching, On-Grade, or Advanced per a specific grade. We are also careful to create text with an appropriate length using a well-established norm (Grade Level x 100 + 100/300 words). We do this so our text to be used not just in the science classroom to support content, but also to be used in a reading classroom to support the development of strong readers. All of our text comes with at least 5 ELA-style questions for this purpose. Visit us at: Website - https://www.candlelightscience.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/candlelightscience/ If you have questions please contact mhuling1@outlook.com
A Restoration Story (850L) - Science Informational Text
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A Restoration Story (850L) - Science Informational Text

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This piece was written to accompany a field trip our students take. It tells the story of how man affects our environment and what can be done to remediate the damage. This text is an interesting read (850L) that helps students understand the important dynamic between man and the environment. It includes 5 ELA-style questions to bring this piece full circle and incorporate both reading and science. SC.4.L.17.4 Recognize ways plants and animals, including humans, can impact the environment. Readability: All of our text is checked with multiple metrics to assure it is at an appropriate complexity for the student. By using multiple metrics, our experienced and knowledge staff are better able to determine an appropriate grade level rating. In most cases (we are still working on updating all text), you will see our text marked as Approaching, On-Grade, or Advanced per a specific grade. We are also careful to create text with an appropriate length using a well-established norm (Grade Level x 100 + 100/300 words). We do this so our text to be used not just in the science classroom to support content, but also to be used in a reading classroom to support the development of strong readers. All of our text comes with at least 5 ELA-style questions for this purpose. About Us: Candlelight Science is a group of educator/writers. All have been (most still are) traditional classroom teachers with an average of 20 years of experience. We started our work because of a local need, but quickly realized the need for high quality, inexpensive resources was great. In response, we continue to produce science readers with multiple reading levels (compatible with CCSS text-complexity requirements), lesson plans, and even assessments to make the lives of teachers easier and more productive. Visit us at: Website - https://www.candlelightscience.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/candlelightscience/ If you have questions please contact mhuling1@outlook.com
A Horse of Course: Animal Adaptions and the Environment (800L) Sci Info Txt
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A Horse of Course: Animal Adaptions and the Environment (800L) Sci Info Txt

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A great read about one of our favorite animals. It helps students make the connection between animal adaptions and their environment. This is great for a close read or even sneaking it into your reading block. It includes 5 ELA style questions. SC.4.L.16.2 Explain that although characteristics of plants and animals are inherited, some characteristics can be affected by the environment. 3-LS3-1 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits Readability: All of our text is checked with multiple metrics to assure it is at an appropriate complexity for the student. By using multiple metrics, our experienced and knowledge staff are better able to determine an appropriate grade level rating. In most cases (we are still working on updating all text), you will see our text marked as Approaching, On-Grade, or Advanced per a specific grade. We are also careful to create text with an appropriate length using a well-established norm (Grade Level x 100 + 100/300 words). We do this so our text to be used not just in the science classroom to support content, but also to be used in a reading classroom to support the development of strong readers. All of our text comes with at least 5 ELA-style questions for this purpose. About Us: Candlelight Science is a group of educator/writers. All have been (most still are) traditional classroom teachers with an average of 20 years of experience. We started our work because of a local need, but quickly realized the need for high quality, inexpensive resources was great. In response, we continue to produce science readers with multiple reading levels (compatible with CCSS text-complexity requirements), lesson plans, and even assessments to make the lives of teachers easier and more productive. Visit us at: Website - https://www.candlelightscience.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/candlelightscience/ If you have questions please contact mhuling1@outlook.com
Our Necessary Moon  Leveled Reader for MS (On grade & Approaching)
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Our Necessary Moon Leveled Reader for MS (On grade & Approaching)

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Description: Reader describes how the Moon may have formed, and how its presence influenced and continues to influence life on Earth. Use in either the ELA or science classroom. Package include two readers, one on-grade for middle school science and one for the approaching level student. Readers comes complete with 5 ELA-style questions. Readability: All of our text is checked with multiple metrics to assure it is at an appropriate complexity for the student. By using multiple metrics, our experienced and knowledge staff are better able to determine an appropriate grade level rating. In most cases (we are still working on updating all text), you will see our text marked as Approaching, On-Grade, or Advanced per a specific grade. We are also careful to create text with an appropriate length using a well-established norm (Grade Level x 100 + 100/300 words). We do this so our text to be used not just in the science classroom to support content, but also to be used in a reading classroom to support the development of strong readers. All of our text comes with at least 5 ELA-style questions for this purpose. Supports standards: Science: Florida NGSSS SC.8.E.5.9 Explain the impact of objects in space on each other including: the Sun on the Earth including seasons and gravitational attraction the Moon on the Earth, including phases, tides, and eclipses, and the relative position of each body. TEKS 8 (Summary Statement): The student knows the effects resulting from cyclical movements of the Sun, Earth, and Moon. TEKS 8.7©: relate the positions of the Moon and Sun to their effect on ocean tides. ELA: ELA TEKS: 8.10©: make subtle inferences and draw complex conclusions about the ideas in text and their organizational patterns 2019 ELA TEKS: 8.5(F): make inferences and use evidence to support understanding; About us: Candlelight Science is a group of educator/writers. All have been (most still are) traditional classroom teachers with an average of 20 years of experience. We started our work because of a local need, but quickly realized the need for high quality, inexpensive resources was great. In response, we continue to produce science readers with multiple reading levels (compatible with CCSS text-complexity requirements), lesson plans, and even assessments to make the lives of teachers easier and more productive. Visit us at: Website - https://www.candlelightscience.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/candlelightscience/ If you have questions please contact mhuling1@outlook.com.