Natural Disasters Reading Passages - Leveled Nonfiction Task Cards

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These nonfiction texts will engage every student in your class no matter their reading level. The texts included in this pack are about natural disasters.The nonfiction passages are differentiated and include comprehension questions on each card. There are 6 passages in total about natural disasters which are written in two different levels.Six comprehension passages about tornadoes, tsunamis, floods, snow storms, earthquakes and volcanoes.

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This pack would make a good addition to your unit on weather. I created for use for reading & comprehension fluency. These cards are non-fictional passages about tornadoes, tsunamis, floods, snow storms, earthquakes & volcanoes. There are six cards in total with two levels. Level 1 is of grades 1-3 reading level and level 2 is of K-1 reading level. You may choose the set that you want to print out, laminate and reuse. I use the easier sets with my ESL students. Reading comprehension is one of the most important skills teachers can impart to their students. Help students develop critical thinking skills with this set.

What's included:

- 6 passage cards for level 1 (Grades 2-3) with questions for responding to the text.

- 6 passage cards for level 2 (Grades K-1) with questions for responding to the text.

- 3 response sheets

- 2 independent reading comprehension passages (one for each level) and questions to follow.

Skills these cards address are:

- identifying details

- understanding content

- fluency

- expanding vocabulary

- drawing conclusions

You might like these other leveled reading comprehension task cards:

Christmas Around the World 1

Christmas Around the World 2

Christmas Around the World 3

Spiders, Bats, & Pumpkins

Classifying Animals

Natural Disasters


Reindeers, Christmas Beetles, Christmas Trees

Artctic Animals

Food Chains

Apples & Johnny Appleseed

Thanksgiving & Forest Animals

The Rainforest

Ocean Animals

New Year's Day, MLK Junior, & Chinese New Year

Weather & Seasons


The Nervous System

Common Core Standards:

CC.1.RL.1 – Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

CC.1.RL.2 - Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

CC.1.RF.3 – Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

CC.1.L.4 - Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 1 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.

RF.1.4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

How to use these cards:

There are many options upon using these cards and they are all depending on preferences. In literacy centres, you could print, laminate and instruct students to highlight the key evidence from the text, as well as look for meanings in new vocabulary.

You could also print out the black and white versions and give each student a different text to work on. Following this, they could summarize their text in writing or they could orally present it to the class.


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