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Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Aftermath of a Storm’, features a narrative text about a young woman returning to her family home after a hurricane. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about making an inference, mood/tone, cause and effect, vocabulary, setting, the main idea, emotional reaction, …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Building on Flood Plains’, features an informational text about whether building permits should be granted in flood-prone areas. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about fact/opinion, reasoning, cause and effect, comparison/contrast, author’s purpose, importance, persuasion, questioning, genre, vocabulary, and drawing a …More

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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Charleston’s Lighthouses’, features an informational text on the history of lighthouses in Charleston Harbor. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about making a judgment, reasoning, detail, and drawing a conclusion. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 8

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Crushed by the Quake’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about earthquakes in Turkey.

Reading Comprehension
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This graphic organiser, ‘Cutting Through Cause and Effect for Hurricanes’ asks students to explain the various causes and effects of hurricanes as they read a non-fiction article or text about them.

Editing Task
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This Editing Task worksheet, ‘Droughts in the United States’, features the rough draft of a report on droughts. It encourages students to identify spelling, punctuation, usage, and sentence structure errors in the text and then to write out a correct version. The purpose of this task is to develop students’ accuracy in written work.

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.

Bushfires
No. of pages: 5

This article, ‘Bushfires: Flame Wars’, provides information about bushfires. It is aimed at broadening students’ environmental awareness and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Forests’ asks students to answer questions about forests and forest fires. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about author purpose.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Hawaiian Island Volcanoes’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Volcanoes
No. of pages: 3

This article, ‘Volcanoes: Hot Stuff’, provides information about volcanoes. It is aimed at broadening students’ environmental and geographical awareness and includes colourful and engaging images.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘How to Write an Evacuation Plan’, features a procedural text about planning for emergencies such as volcanic eruptions and other natural disasters. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about importance, purpose, questioning, slant/bias, genre, and drawing a conclusion. Answer sheet provided …More

Poetry
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This Poetry worksheet, ‘I Will Survive’, features a humorous poem about the difficulties of early childhood. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the poem and includes questions about making an inference, figurative language, vocabulary, cause and effect, predicting outcome, and mood/tone. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Bushfires
No. of pages: 2

This article, ‘Bushfires: Life from the Ashes’, explains how certain types of creatures and plants cope with bushfires. It provides factual information and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Mount Saint Helens’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Racing a Tornado’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students answer comprehension questions on a text about surviving a tornado.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Racing a Tornado!’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about escaping a tornado.

Writing Task
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This Writing Task worksheet, ‘Report on a Natural Disaster’, features instructions for students to create a newspaper report about a natural disaster. It encourages students to plan their writing and to check it for errors. Prompts suggest using senses to describe the event and including people’s reactions during and after the crisis.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 3

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Saving the Day’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about natural disasters.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Smokejumpers’, features an informational text about firefighters who parachute from planes into forests. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about the main idea, importance, reasoning, validity, visual comprehension, vocabulary, detail, and genre. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Sunk by a Whale’, features an informational text about the 1819 sinking of a whaling ship. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about detail, character, making a judgment, cause and effect, drawing a conclusion, and reasoning. Answer sheet provided with file …More

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Swept Away by Mitch’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about Hurricane Mitch that hit Central America.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Swept Away by Mitch’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about Hurricane Mitch that hit Central America.

Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 9

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

Reading Comprehension
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This graphic organiser, ‘The Order of the Day for Volcanoes’ asks students to write the events from the non-fiction text, Danger! Volcanoes by Seymour Simon in sequential order.

Editing and Revising
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No. of pages: 5

This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Tornadoes’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Natural Disasters
No. of pages: 2

This article, ‘Tsunamis’, provides information about tsunamis. It includes safety tips on what to do if a tsunami hits your area and features engaging images.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘What Causes Earthquakes?’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Writing Task
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This Writing Task worksheet, ‘What They Mean to Me’, features instructions for students to create a written account of a special person, place, or event. It encourages students to plan their writing and to check it for errors. Prompts suggest choosing a person you admire, a place you have visited, something that has happened to …More

Poetry
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No. of pages: 5

This Poetry worksheet, ‘When a Nice Day Isn’t a Good Day’, features a poem about drought and water conservation. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the poem and includes questions about detail, vocabulary, making an inference, author’s purpose, reasoning, and making a judgment. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Winds of Destruction’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on Hurricane Georges, which hit the Caribbean.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Winds of Destruction’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on Hurricane Georges, which hit the Caribbean.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Yellowstone on Fire’, features an informational text about a devastating fire in Yellowstone National Park in 1988. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about making a judgment, detail, fact/opinion, and drawing a conclusion. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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