Informational (nonfiction), 2,267 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 1080L
Multilevel Book also available in levels S and Z
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 Z.
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Close Read Passages
accumulates, billowed, caldera, cinders, crater, debris, dormant, extinct, forges, geothermal, geysers, magma, obliterated, pyroclastic flow, seismic, surge cloud, tectonic plates, vents, volcanologists
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Summarize to understand the text
Main Idea and Details : Identify the main idea and details
Grammar and Mechanics
Commas : Identify and use commas in a series
Synonyms and Antonyms : Identify synonyms and antonyms
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