One page worksheet that can be used for reading comprehension and vocabulary building. It is titled SLIDING AVALANCHES so it can also be used in your science curriculum. First students read 3 paragraphs of informational text about snow avalanches, and then they answer a main idea multiple choice question, 2 short responsive cause and effect questions, and 4 use each word in a sentence questions. The worksheet is designed to get your students thinking, reading, questioning, and discussing. You can easily print off the worksheet. The second page is the answer key.