Geographic Features of the U.S.
Physical Features of the United States
Take your study of Geographic Features step further by reading "CLOSELY" about the features of these geographic landmarks. There are three differentiated passages included.
Lexile levels are perfectly suited for grades 3-5 and range from high, medium, and low levels.
Going deeper into nonfiction texts is essential to student mastery of common core standards. Want ways to integrate social studies and science content into your nonfiction instruction, while differentiating for the needs of all learners? Look no further than these differentiated close reading passages and comprehension questions. In this product, there are three nonfiction-reading passages based on the geographic features & landmarks of the Great Plains, Great Basin, Atlantic Coastal Plain, St. Lawrence River, Great Lakes, Death Valley, Continental Divide, Man-made features (Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, Lake Erie), and the Gulf of Mexico. If your classroom is like mine, there are readers all over the spectrum, yet it is vital that all students understand these important concepts. I've created each passage on three different reading levels to make differentiation much easier. I've leveled each passage with its Lexile reading level. There are also higher-order thinking comprehension questions, a writing prompt, AND multiple choice questions that correspond with the passages that includes an answer key.
These passages were written with the Georgia fourth grade standards in mind, but are general enough to be used when teaching about any of these important places!
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