This Reading in the Content-Area of Science lesson gives a straight-forward presentation of the processes of weathering and erosion and how they change Earth. The major forces explained are 1) the water cycle, 2) running water, 3) wind abrasion and 4) ice movement, and 5) blowing sand. After the lesson there are 4 sets of questions, which are: 5 fill-in questions, 5 true or false questions, 5 matching-vocabulary questions, and 5 short answer questions. The 20 questions evaluate main ideas, details and vocabulary. Most are literal comprehension ones, but a few are inferential, testing students’ ability to draw conclusions and make inferences. Vocabulary words taught and tested in the lesson include: weathering, erosion, gravitational pull, abrasive, velocity, moisture, deposit, compressed, gouge, dune, glacier, and fjord. You get 4 colorful drawings that have titles on them. Drawings are 1) Weathering and Erosion, 2) Flowing Water, 3) Ice Movement, and 4) Wind Abrasion. With this five page lesson you also get an answer key. This lesson will help for your students learn some Earth Science as well as improve their reading vocabulary and comprehension skills.
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