Help your students form stronger informational or explanatory writing essays using fact-based paired texts about earthquakes. Students read these perfectly paired texts to gather information about the scientific causes of earthquakes and how to prepare for one. Students search the texts for facts, reasons, definitions, details, and quotes on the topic, then organize their information on the graphic organizer. The organizer supports students as they write their final information/explanatory pieces, complete with all components necessary to meet your grade level informational writing standards. Teach writing in style using this high-interest, engaging topic. Your students will thank you!
This download includes:
--2 Paired Texts tailored for each grade level 3rd-6th, 8 texts total (perfect for differentiation!)
--Graphic organizers tailored for each grade level 3rd-6th
--A variety of lined writing paper options
--Grade-specific informational/explanatory writing checklists, 3rd-6th
-- Full color examples
Earthquakes is part of our "Geology of the Earth"
paired text series.
We also offer these informational paired text sets:
Layers of the Earth
Olympic Games Paired Texts
Please visit our blog to find out more about how we use paired texts in the classroom
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