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In this article, ‘Caves’ students learn where caves are found and how they are formed. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Devastating Waves’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about tsunamis. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text, to look critically at words in order to ascertain …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Devastating Waves’, features an informational text about tsunamis and discusses three tsunamis that have devastated parts of Alaska. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about drawing a conclusion, vocabulary, cause and effect, detail, comparison/contrast, emotional reaction, and reasoning. The task also …More

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Does Ancient Antarctic Lake Hold Secrets To Life In Outer Space?’ is about the discovery of a lake buried under the ice, that may hold clues to life on other planets .

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Earthquakes’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 4 readers.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Earthquakes’ asks students to answer questions about earthquakes and the San Andreas fault zone. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information.

New Zealand
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This geography article, ‘Emerald Lakes’ features the three famous green lakes located on Mount Tongariro in New Zealand’s North Island. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

Earth Science
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This Earth Science worksheet, ‘Fossils’ asks students research and describe some fossils. It supports an understanding of animals and geological changes.

New Zealand
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This geography article, ‘Franz Josef Glacier’ features this natural icy wonder that is located in New Zealand’s South Island. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

Reading Comprehension
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This letter, ‘Kathy’s Letter’ is from a schoolgirl to the author of a textbook. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Lonesome George May Not Have Been The Last Of His Kind’ investigates the discovery of a species of giant tortoise previously thought to be extinct.

Earth Science
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This Earth Science worksheet, ‘Make a River’ provides students with an experiment that demonstrates water movement. It supports an understanding of geological changes.

New Zealand
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This geography article, ‘Moeraki Boulders’ features the gigantic spherical rocks found along Koekohe Beach on the Otago coast of New Zealand. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Mount St Helen Volcanic Eruption’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about this disaster. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text, to look critically at words …More

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Mount St Helens Erupts’ asks students to answer questions about the eruption of Mount St Helens in the state of Washington in the United States. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, make comparisons, draw conclusions and think about word meanings.

New Zealand
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This geography article, ‘Mount Taranaki’ features the famous symmetrical volcano also known as Mount Egmont, which is found in the North Island of New Zealand. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

Reading Comprehension
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This article, ‘Old Bones’ tells about the life of Mary Anning, an English woman who discovered many important fossils. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Conservation and the Environment
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This science article, ‘Pacific Ocean’ features different aspects of the Pacific Ocean. It provides factual information about islands in the Pacific, the Pacific’s Ring of Fire and the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean. It is aimed at broadening students’ scientific and geographical awareness in an engaging manner.

New Zealand
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This geography article, ‘Piercy Island’ features the rocky landmark also known as ‘Hole in the Rock’, which is located in the Bay of Islands of New Zealand. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

New Zealand
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This geography article, ‘Pohutu Geyser’ features the famous geyser in Rotorua, New Zealand. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

Conservation and the Environment
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This science article, ‘Rock Formations’ features the rocky formations that ocean waves can erode and create. It provides factual information about sea caves, sea arches and sea stacks. It is aimed at broadening students’ scientific and geographical awareness in an engaging manner.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Scientists Criticise Iron-Dumping Experiment’ is about a company that dumped iron dust into the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to re-populate fishing grounds.

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading activity, ‘Shaky Ground’ is a history based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to practise looking for clues to the meanings of words by looking closely at their context.

Algebra
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This learning activity, ‘The Big Shake’, uses the Mercalli scale to graph the strength of an earthquake over time. Students complete graphs based on eyewitness descriptions of earthquakes. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘The Changing Continents’ helps students to learn about plate tectonics, looking at the past, present and future.

Earth Science
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This Earth Science worksheet, ‘The Changing Land’ asks students describe changes that can be made on the land by sun, water, wind and ice. It supports an understanding of geological changes.

Reading Comprehension
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The article, ‘Grand Canyon’ explains the origins and features of this famous place in America. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘The Mount St Helens Volcanic Eruption’, features an informational text about the devastating eruption of 1980. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about validity, central purpose, reasoning, making an inference, detail, sequence, purpose, vocabulary, importance, predicting outcome, and making a judgment. …More

Conservation and the Environment
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This science article, ‘The Moving Ocean’ features why and how the ocean is always in motion! It provides factual information about ocean currents and waves. It is aimed at broadening students’ scientific and geographical awareness in an engaging manner.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘The Rock Cycle’ asks students to record the process of the sedimentary rock cycle in a comic strip format.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Where Did the Dinosaurs Go?’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

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