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Rock Cycle Reading Passages - Questions - Annotations

Grade Levels
4th - 7th
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The Rock Cycle Worksheets - Reading Comprehension Passages, Questions, and Annotations

This resource is designed for a Rock Cycle unit. It contains 5 Engaging, Non-Fiction Reading Comprehension Passages with Directions for Student Annotations! Reading Comprehension Questions also included!

Questions & Answer Keys for Each of the 5 Reading Passages!


Aligned with The Rock Cycle Interactive Notebook (Not required to use this resource, but recommended)

Quick overview of topics covered in this resource include:

1.) The Steps of the Rock Cycle

-Overview of the three types of rocks (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic) and how they are formed.

-Provides description of the step by step process of the Rock Cycle

Keywords: igneous rock, sedimentary rock, metamorphic rock, basalt

2.) Changes in Our Landscape

-Overview of the 3 types of events that create changes in our landscape (weathering, erosion, deposition)

-Describes weathering in detail

-Describes erosion in detail

-Describes deposition in detail.

Keywords: weathering, erosion, deposition, sediments

3.) All About Igneous Rock!

-Overview of how Igneous rocks are formed

-Description of characteristics of igneous rock (how you can identify them)

-Examples of different types of igneous rocks

-Overview of intrusive and extrusive rock types

Keywords: Igneous rock, intrusive rocks, extrusive rocks

4.) All About Sedimentary Rock!

-Overview of how sedimentary rocks are formed

-Description of characteristics of sedimentary rock (how you can identify them)

-Examples of different types of sedimentary rocks

Keywords: sedimentary rock

5.) All About Metamorphic Rock!

-Overview of how metamorphic rocks are formed

-Description of characteristics of metamorphic rock (how you can identify them)

-Examples of different types of metamorphic rocks

Keywords: metamorphic rock

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium’s portrayal of the subject (e.g., how the delivery of a speech affects the impact of the words).
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).


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