This resource is now available with all of my earthquake resources in my EARTHQUAKE BUNDLE
This resource contains five student pages. (The 6th page is an answer key).
Page 1: Reading that relates plate tectonics to earthquakes. Terms introduced: elastic limit, fault. This is written at a middle school reading level, in terms that students can understand and relate to. Read an introduction to your students, and encourage highlighting.
Page 2: Basic earthquake vocabulary: fault line, focus, fault scarp, fault trace, seismic waves, epicenter. I go over the vocab and draw it on the board. Then color the diagram on page 3 according to the directions provided. Answer questions on page 3 as a class.
If time, read through types of faults on page 4.
Page 5 is a review of types of faults. You can use this for homework or as a warm-up.