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Volcanoes Paired Texts: Great For Informational or Explanatory Writing Essays

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Help your students ace their informational or explanatory writing essays using fact-based paired texts about volcanoes. Students read these perfectly paired texts to gather information about volcanoes. Students search the texts for facts, reasons, definitions, details and quotes on the topic, then organize their information on the graphic organizer. The organizer supports students as they write their final information/explanatory pieces, complete with all components necessary to meet your grade level informational writing standards. Teach writing in style using a high-interest, engaging topic. Your students will thank you!

This download includes:
--2 Paired Texts tailored for each grade level 3rd-6th, 8 texts total (perfect for differentiation!)
--Lesson strategies
--Graphic organizers tailored for each grade level 3rd-6th
--A variety of lined writing paper options
--Grade-specific informational/explanatory writing checklists, 3rd-6th

Volcanoes is the first in our "Geology of the Earth" paired text series. Watch for more titles in the near future!

To find out more about how we use paired texts in the classroom, please visit our blog.

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