Extreme Weather Reading Comprehension and Science Passages and Activities

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Explore extreme weather and its causes and effects with these differentiated reading passages and science activities.  This weather pack includes an informational non-fiction passage, reading and vocabulary questions, and higher-order thinking tasks. This resource features a full digital pack – perfect for Google Classroom or Microsoft One Drive.
These activities are great for your guided reading programme or as homework tasks. Integrate these activities into your history and/or social studies projects!
In this print and digital Extreme Weather pack you will receive:
1. One text – with an extended and scaffold version:
  • Extreme Weather (Hurricanes, tornadoes, thunder and lightning)
2. Higher-Order Thinking Activities
  • Remember – reading comprehension text-dependent questions, including making inferences
  • Understand – make connections and vocabulary/word work tasks
  • Analyse – a cause and effect graphic organiser activity to focus on text structure
  • Dig Deeper – web-links to dig deeper into the topic and explore multiple perspectives
  • Create – a science challenge 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.

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