This product contains 6 nonfiction passages relating to springtime in New England. When I made this product I had my middle school students in mind and wanted to expose them to material that was relevant to our region. I think it is appropriate for high school speech-language students as well. Each passage is followed by several comprehension questions calling for higher-order thinking and context clues. Also included are vocabulary matching worksheets for each topic.
Topics include: Vernal pools
Black flies (blech)
4 SCOPE editing strategy cue cards
6 Vocabulary-definition matching pages
1 Vocabulary organizer page
Vocabulary cards with photos corresponding to each passage
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