Rocks and Minerals Nonfiction Reading Activity Worksheets

Rocks and Minerals Nonfiction Reading Activity Worksheets
Rocks and Minerals Nonfiction Reading Activity Worksheets
Rocks and Minerals Nonfiction Reading Activity Worksheets
Rocks and Minerals Nonfiction Reading Activity Worksheets
Rocks and Minerals Nonfiction Reading Activity Worksheets
Rocks and Minerals Nonfiction Reading Activity Worksheets
Rocks and Minerals Nonfiction Reading Activity Worksheets
Rocks and Minerals Nonfiction Reading Activity Worksheets
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  1. Introduce and reinforce concepts surrounding rocks and minerals with these engaging printable and digital activities. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of how minerals are formed and the three rock types; igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic through a twelve-page nonfiction text worksheet p
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Teach your students all about rocks and minerals using this informative text resource that details what they are, how to identify them, sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks, and the rock cycle. This twelve-page resource allows students to read nonfiction text to gain a better understanding of what a rock and mineral are, how they are formed, groups, and how they are used. This resource is perfect for whole class instruction, small science center groups, or as an individual homework review assignment. This can also be left for sub plans!

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This teaching resource includes:
• How to Use instructions
• Minerals packet (4 pages)
• Rocks packet (8 pages)
• Answer key

Students will learn:
Minerals: → what it is
→ how to identify different minerals
→ how they are grouped
→ how they are used in the world

Rocks:
→ how they differ from a mineral
→ sedimentary rocks
→ metamorphic rocks
→ igneous rocks
• each section details how they are formed, where they can be found, examples and uses
→ rock cycle

Each packet contains checkpoint questions and overall comprehension questions to assess student understanding. Questioning is varied and contains multiple choice, short answer, fill in the blank and table.

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Other resources to support this topic:
Birthstone Rocks and Mineral Earth Science Project
Types of Rocks and Minerals Review Game

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By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.
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