Weathering and Erosion Nonfiction Reading Informative Text Activity

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This teaching resource includes:
☆ Instructions which explain how this resource was used in my classroom
★ A four-page nonfiction packet on weathering that includes checkpoint and comprehension questions
☆ A three-page informative text on erosion which includes checkpoint and comprehension questions
★ An answer key

Your students will learn:

• What is it?
• Different types:
→ Mechanical: frost shattering or frost action and temperature changes
→ Chemical: oxidation, hydrolysis and carbonation
→ Organic
• Creating soil

• What is it?
• Different forms caused by:
→ gravity
→ water
→ wind
→ human beings

Aligned to CCSS and NGSS - ESS2

Other resources to support this unit:
Types of Rocks and Minerals Activity Bundle
What is a Watershed? Hands-on Activity

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Total Pages
14 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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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