Great for a close read to satisfy your principals Reading in the Content request. Your reading coach will be impressed when they see this Lexiled (1130L, 1100+ words) article written to meet the grade band text complexity requirements for Common Core. If you are really sneaky, your ELA team may use this in the language arts block and support science. Comes complete with ELA-style questions. How's that for integration. :)
Covers standards: SC.6.E.6.1 Describe and give examples of ways in which Earth's surface is built up and torn down by physical and chemical weathering, erosion, and deposition.
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