Informational (nonfiction), 2,415 words, Level Z (Grade 5), Lexile 1150L
Multilevel Book also available in levels S and V
Volcanoes is a factual text that describes how different kinds of volcanoes are formed and how they behave. Readers also learn about ancient myths that were fueled by fear of volcanoes. The book gives details about some of the more famous volcanoes, including Mount Vesuvius, Mount St. Helens, Mauna Loa, and Mount Fuji. Photographs, maps, and diagrams support this informative text. Book and lesson also available at Levels S and V.
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Literature Circle Resources
Close Read Passages
airborne, billowed, caldera, cinders, crater, debris, dormant, evacuate, extinct, forge, geothermal, geysers, lahar, magma, obliterated, pyroclastic flow, seismic, surge cloud, tectonic plates, teeming, threshold, traverse, tremendous, viscous, volcanologists
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Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of summarizing to understand the text
Main Idea and Details : Identify the main idea and supporting details
Grammar and Mechanics
Commas : Differentiate between the uses of commas in a list, after introductory words, and in separating clauses
Prefixes : Identify and understand the use of the prefixes re- and under-
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class