87. How Mountains Are Made by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

September 21, 2009 at 9:24 pm 1 comment

how mountains are madeRetell: A group of children climb a nearby mountain.  During the climb they start wondering about how mountains are made.

Topics: mountains, erosion, plate tectonics, earth movements, volcanoes

Units of Study: Nonfiction, Content-Area

Habits of Mind: responding with wonderment and awe

Reading Skills: questioning, determining importance, envisionment

My Thoughts: This is a great read aloud to supplement the fourth grade New York Delta FOSS Kit unit on Earth Movements.  It’s a simple example of how narrative nonfiction and expository nonfiction are often blended together within the same text.  The illustrated characters who narrate the text are a little distracting but you can choose whether or not to read their speech bubbles out loud.

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  • 1. 89. Volcanoes by Seymour Simon « 365 Read Alouds  |  September 23, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    […] Volcanoes is another great nonfiction title that could support the Earth Movements unit.  (See post #87.)  Unlike many nonfiction books for kids, this book doesn’t organize the information into […]

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