Earthquakes Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

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Learn about earth-shattering earthquakes with our differentiated earthquakes reading comprehension texts and follow-up activities. This activity pack includes a non-fiction passage with six pages of unique and engaging text-dependent questions and higher-order thinking tasks. These activities are great for your guided reading program, or as homework tasks. Integrate these activities into your history and/or social studies projects!

What this 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 (Analyse, Evaluate, Create).

In this Earthquakes Reading Comprehension pack you will receive:

1. One text – with an extended and scaffold version:

  • Earthquakes

2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities

Each passage features different activities!

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyse
  • Evaluate
  • Create

Reading Comprehension Strategies included:

  • Make Inferences
  • Identify the main idea
  • Cause and Effect
  • Vocabulary
  • Summarise
  • Synthesise
  • Using Prior Knowledge
  • Make Connections

3. Two Graphic Organizer Examples

  • Main Idea
  • Cause and Effect Chart

4. Additional digital links with QR codes for extra research.

5. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions.

6. Two ‘Tips For Use’ pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom.


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