This study unit uses the book EARTHQUAKES by Seymour Simon, as an instructional tool for teaching the understanding and application of reading and test-taking strategies to comprehend non-fiction informational text. It was created by Janice Zmuda to integrate reading/language arts, science, social studies, math and graphic organizers; while introducing students to the study of plate tectonics. The complete study unit can be downloaded free from Jan Z's Study Units on Teacher Pay Teacher.
SUGGESTED PLAN: Students read silently from the book and answer the questions on the test, applying reading and test-taking strategies. Whole class or group correction of the test and discussion of incorrect answers should follow, to be certain that strategies are being understood and used (referencing the text, eliminating unreasonable answers, using key question words).
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