Plate Tectonics Reading Comprehension Worksheets

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In this plate tectonics reading comprehension and worksheets package, students will learn about continental drift, types of plate boundaries, geologic features at plate boundaries, and the ring of fire. This includes an informative, no-prep reading comprehension article loaded with original diagrams. Also included in your download are text-dependent plate tectonics reading comprehension questions in matching, short-answer, and graphic organizer formats.

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In this plate tectonics reading comprehension and worksheets package, students will learn about continental drift, types of plate boundaries, geologic features at plate boundaries, and the ring of fire. This includes an informative, no-prep reading comprehension article loaded with original diagrams. Also included in your download are text-dependent plate tectonics reading comprehension questions in matching, short-answer, and graphic organizer formats.

 

 

 PLATE TECTONICS TOPICS 

– Alfred Wegener
– Continental Drift
– Evidence for Continental Drift
– Convection Currents
– Theory of Plate Tectonics
– Types of Lithosphere (Oceanic and Continental)
– Types of Plate Boundaries (Divergent, Convergent, Transform)
– Subduction and Subduction Zones
– Sea-floor Spreading
– Mid-Ocean Ridges
– Rift Valleys
– Trenches
– Mountain Building
– Volcanic Arcs and Volcanic Island Arcs
– The Ring of Fire

 

⭐ WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE (PDF and Google Slides) 

• Plate Tectonics Reading Comprehension
This 3-page article takes students through Wegener and continental drift, evidence of continental drift, lithospheric plates, convection, plate boundaries, and more. Each boundary is fully illustrated. Full color and black/white versions are included.

 

• Plate Tectonics Text-Dependent Questions

In this two-page worksheet, students will answer vocab matching and short answer questions before completing a short plate tectonics graphic organizer. Answers to all questions are found in the text.

 

• Answer Keys
Answer keys are included for all questions and crossword puzzle.

 

 

This is a perfect student-led lesson on the theory of plate tectonics! All questions are text-dependent and do not require prior knowledge. This is a fantastic lesson all on its own and would make a great homework, introductory activity, review, or sub-plan.

 

Science article reading comprehension and questions make excellent sub-plans, a great close and careful classroom reading, meaningful homework, or alternative work for an absent student. Finding reliable articles or reading comprehension questions on the Internet is time consuming, and too often, secondary science students find the answer key online. This is easy to implement and your students won’t find the answers online! Your students will be engaged with science literacy in your classroom!

 

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