Earthquakes is an expository nonfiction text that explains how Earth is always changing, what makes an Earthquake, plate movement, where Earthquakes happen, what happens during an Earthquake, and why Earthquakes keep happening. The back of the book includes a section on Scientists Then and Now. Readers gain information from text and graphics. A two-page experiment written in third-person procedural language invites students to complete a puzzle of Pangea.
Earthquakes is divided into sections. Illustrations, such as some labeled photos, maps, charts, and diagrams support the text. Fact boxes appear throughout the text to provide students with additional learning opportunities. Periods, commas, question marks, and exclamation marks are used. A table of contents, glossary, and an index support the reader.
Plurals, base words with affixes, and a variety of verbs with inflectional endings are used. Subordinate clauses, possessives, prepositional phrases, and comparative adjectives, such as larger and smaller, are used in the text. The text contains many adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, simple connectives, and compound words. The text occasionally makes use of parenthetical material embedded in sentences. Glossary words are bold faced throughout the text. Some words appear in the vocabulary of mature language users.
This title is from the Science Readers: A Closer Look series from Teacher Created Materials. Build literacy skills and science content knowledge with high-interest, appropriately levelled information texts.
Invoice Title: EARTHQUAKES