Droughts Reading Comprehension Passages – Droughts Reading Activities

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Learn about devastating droughts with our extreme weather differentiated reading passages and activities. This natural disasters pack includes an informational non-fiction passage, six pages of unique and engaging text-dependent questions, and higher-order thinking tasks.
These activities are great for your guided reading programme or as homework tasks. Integrate these activities into your history and/or social studies projects! This resource features a full digital pack – perfect for Google Classroom or Microsoft One Drive.
In this print and digital Droughts pack you will receive:
1. One text – with an extended and scaffold version:
  • Droughts
2. SEVEN corresponding NO PREP Higher-Order Thinking Activities
  • Remember – reading comprehension text-dependent questions, including making inferences
  • Understand – make connections and vocabulary/word work tasks (two pages)
  • Analyse – a cause and effect graphic organiser activity to focus on text structure
  • Apply and Evaluate – web-links to dig deeper into the topic, and questions to encourage critical thinking
  • Create – design challenges for students to synthesise their knowledge
Reading Comprehension Strategies included:
  • Find Specific Information
  • Make Inferences
  • Cause and Effect text structure
  • Understand Vocabulary
  • Summarise
  • Synthesise
  • Using Prior Knowledge
  • Make Connections
3. A full digital set, great for Google Classrooms (Google Slides) and Microsoft One Drive.
4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions.
5. Two ‘Tips For Use’ pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom.
What this reading resource is all about:
The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go non-fiction passages and engaging, higher-order thinking questions.
This resource is full of exciting, thought-provoking activities to grab your students’ attention AND hold it. The activities begin at the lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Apply) and move through to the higher levels (Analyze, Evaluate, Create).

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