Homework, intervention, tutoring, or shared reading--these expository texts can do it all! This set includes four original texts at third grade reading levels, each with comprehension questions, vocabulary activities, an instructional PowerPoint, a vocabulary assessment, and a quick reading check.
The texts are all focused on the topic of islands, with different information highlighted in each. The first text, "Islands", introduces the concept of islands and describes three kinds of islands. The second text, "Barrier Islands," describes barrier islands in more detail. The third text explores problems and solutions related to sand dunes. The fourth text explores the formation of the volcanic island of Surtsey.
The packets feature simple, non-distracting formatting. Instructional PowerPoints include bright photographs to help students build visual connections to the new words.
A teaching guide is included with suggested lesson sequences, thumbnails of selected items, and complete answer keys.
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