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Voyage to the Volcano: A Novel Study

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This novel study, focused on the Magic School Bus book Voyage to the Volcano, includes activities for all subject areas. Activities included in the unit are:

* A text feature Scavenger Hunt
* Thinking About the Story sheet
* Volcano and Tsunami Schema sheets
* How my schema changed sheet
* 9 volcano themed text feature posters including: text boxes, diagrams, labels, maps, pictures, cut aways, headings, subheadings, captions
* Volcano vocabulary overview sheet
* 31 volcano vocabulary cards
* Chapter questions
* Chapter Activity sheets including:
A Mountain of Facts and Opinions (Chp. 1)
Fun Facts About Hawaii (Chp. 1 and 2 )
Comparing Kinds of Lava (Chp. 3)
Classifying Kinds of Eruptions (Chp. 4)
Inside a Volcano Diagram (Chp. 4)
Tools of the Trade (Chp. 4)
Trembling Tectonic Plates (Chp. 5)
Main Idea at Krakatoa (Chp. 6)
Super Tsunamis (Chp. 7)
Hard as Rock (Chp. 8)
* Voyage to the Volcano Story Map
* 9 Character Maps
* 2 Venn Diagrams for comparing two characters and Ms. Frizzle and your own teacher
* Bio Body character trait activity (3 characters)
* How to Make a Model Volcano graphic organizer and writing paper
* Volcano Craftivity
* Mountain of Math Problems (Word Problems)
* Violent Volcano Heights (Graphing)
* Crack the Volcano Code (Addition/Subtraction)
* Western U.S. Volcanoes (Reading a map)
* Volcano Research graphic organizer
* Volcano Research brochure

(Answer Keys are included where necessary)

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The original purchaser is granted permission to reproduce these pages in unlimited quantities for their OWN classroom use. Duplication for an entire grade level, school, school system or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. If you wish to purchase a set for your grade level or entire school, please contact me via email at gingersnapstreats@gmail.com.
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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On  June 5, 2013,  Buyer asked:
I love the text feature posters included with your volcano unit. Is there a way to purchase those separately?
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On  June 5, 2013Ginger Snaps answered:
At this time, no, there is not a way to purchase them separately! I will work on that this summer! Thanks! =)
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Voyage to the Volcano: A Novel Study
Voyage to the Volcano: A Novel Study
Voyage to the Volcano: A Novel Study
Voyage to the Volcano: A Novel Study