This large Earthquake Bundle contains a wide variety of resources needed to teach a rigorous unit on Earthquakes. It includes CLOSE Reading nonfiction passages to help teach your students about earthquakes (not familiar with CLOSE reading? It’s okay, we have instructions and anchor charts to help you incorporate it into your teaching). There are text dependent questions
aligned with each passage, a set of vocabulary cards with definitions to accompany the passages, An Earthquake Research Report, and much, much more. A variety of other graphic organizers and activities are included as well.
We do encourage you to supplement with any other books, videos, and websites that you already use; they will blend nicely with our CLOSE reading passages. You can use this unit in its entirety, or “pick and choose” the components to meet the needs of your students.
This bundle contains the following elements:
• An Earthquake Research Report
• CLOSE reading nonfiction passages:
• Close Reading passage 1 is called “Introduction to Earthquakes"
• Close reading passage 2 is “Plate Tectonics”
• Close reading passage 3 is “Earthquake Faults”
• Close reading passage 4, “Earthquake Magnitude and Measurement”
• Vocabulary cards with definitions, one for each CLOSE reading passage topic - (provided for vocabulary support to scaffold for students who need more support).
• CLOSE Reading Instructions (PowerPoint or handout) explaining the steps of CLOSE Reading.
• Anchor Chart for student annotation and Discussion Topics for CLOSE Reading.
• Student Bookmarks with annotation rules so they have a smaller version of the anchor chart at their desk while they read
• “Text Dependent Questions”
• Common Core Essential questions (to be used after the passages are read, can be used as a summative assessment or a performance task).
• RAFT ideas (explanation included if you’re not familiar with RAFTS).
• Cognitive Content Dictionary (to be made into a “book” for student vocabulary words, definitions, and pictures).
• KWL Chart (you can use this at the beginning of the unit to ascertain what they may already know about earthquakes).
• Venn Diagram to compare and contrast similarities and differences.
• A Tree Map Graphic Organizer ( a grammar component for students to analyze the words in the passages and their parts of speech).
• CLOZE worksheets (a fill-in the blank) worksheet and answer sheet to assess vocabulary attainment and your students’ ability to utilize context clues.
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