Volcanoes Reading Passages Print & Read

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3rd - 5th
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If your students love volcanoes as much as mine do, this Print & Read resource is going to be perfect for you! This has been designed for those students you have that love non-fiction reading. You are going to love the format using non-fiction text features and comprehension worksheets. Just print and read- ready to go! This is not a digital resource.

NOTE: This resource is perfect for PRINTABLE distance learning packets.

NOTE: This reading passage set is available in a printable and digital format.

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This set features upper 3rd to fifth-grade skills of finding the main idea, determining word meaning in context, finding evidence, comparing items, listing examples, inferring, and basic reading comprehension questions.

The set also makes use of non-fiction text features. You will find the use of bold print, bulleted lists, captions, cross-sections, diagrams, fact boxes, glossary, labels, photos, and titles.

The four reading passages are provided in two reading levels- an easier and a more challenging. The reading selections include basic information about the dangers of volcanoes, how magma is formed, the eruption of Mount St. Helens, and the Ring of Fire. Each set of passages includes a basic worksheet in two levels.

In addition, a newspaper mock-up article page is included that has 3 more reading selections. The articles include information on the 3 main kinds of volcanoes, how islands are made, and a glossary of terms matching a cross-section of a volcano. There is a comprehension question page for the newspaper set and 2 graphic organizers.

All answer keys are provided. Specific skills and Common Core standards are listed on the table of contents page.

NOTE: The reading selections for this resource were written for elementary students. The reading levels of the passages are appropriate for upper third grade through fifth grade. This set is perfect for centers, small groups, seat work, homework, or sub days!

Specific contents of this resource are:

  • Selection 1- Danger, Danger in 2 reading levels
  • Selection 2- Melting Rocks in 2 reading levels
  • Selection 3 – Spirit Lake in 2 reading levels
  • Selection 4 – Ring of Fire in 2 reading levels
  • Newspaper Page- 3 articles (A Volcano Trifecta, How Do Islands Form?, and Name That Part.
  • Newspaper Comprehension page and two graphic organizers
  • Answer keys for all
  • Table of Contents listing levels, skills, Common Core standards, and non-fiction text features
  • Teacher's Guide with notes about reading levels, standards, organizations, and ideas for use
  • Terms of Use

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.


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