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Natural Disasters Reading Comprehension Article - Grade 8 and Up

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Natural Disasters Reading Comprehension Article engages students in scientific literacy. This resource teaches key concepts about natural disasters through a research-based informational text and comprehension questions. Students will learn how natural disasters form, the different categories like geological and meteorological, and examples like earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, and more. Questions target reading skills and content knowledge. This article integrates easily into Google Classroom or works for in-person activities. Use it to introduce a unit on natural disasters, as a substitute lesson plan, or for individual practice Differentiation opportunities allow for flexible implementation for diverse learners or class periods. The engaging content and variety of questions support next generation science standards and develop analysis abilities, content knowledge, and reading skills. This versatile resource saves teachers' time while meeting key literacy goals.

What's Included

1 zip file with:

-Reading passage as a DOC and PDF

-Comprehension questions w/ Answer Key

-Google Reading Access PDF

This resource covers the following topics:

1) What is a natural disaster?

2) Kinds of natural disasters

3) Meteorological natural disasters

• Lightning

• Tornadoes

• Hurricanes

• Tropical Storms

• Blizzards

• Hail

4) Climatological natural disasters

• Drought

• Extreme Heat

• Wildfires

5) Geological/geophysical natural disasters

• Earthquakes

• Volcanoes

• Sinkholes

6) Hydrological natural disasters

• Tsunamis

• Floods

• Limnic eruptions

7) Extraterrestrial natural disasters

• Asteroids and Meteorites

• Solar storms

8) Summary

Resource Tags

natural disasters weather reading comprehension

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