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Print Landforms Reading Comprehension
||edHelper's suggested reading level:
||grades 5 to 7
||Flesch-Kincaid grade level:
||spaceship, pointed, space, flown, earth, plateau, alien, watery, between, choose, which, lived, example, huge, valley, part
||Mount Everest, Grand Canyon, United States, Great Plains, Sahara Desert
By Sharon Fabian
1 Space aliens have just discovered Earth! They are almost here! It's a nice sunny day, so they are looking out the windows of their spaceship to see what the Earth looks like. What do they see first?
2 The first things that they would probably see are the shapes that make up the Earth: the landforms and waterways. Large landforms like mountains and valleys can be seen from far above. Maybe you've seen some of them on pictures taken from a real spaceship flown by Earth astronauts.
3 One good way to learn about the Earth's landforms is to make a model of each one. You could use clay or other materials. One class made models from shaving cream!
4 Here are some of the main landforms.
5 mountain - Mountains are very high and rocky. They are higher than hills. Mountains can be pointed or rounded on top. The Himalayas are mountains. Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on Earth.
6 hill - Hills are like mountains but smaller. Some hills used to be mountains, but they were worn down over many years by wind and rain.
7 valley - Valleys are low land between two mountains.
8 canyon - A canyon is a deep valley with very steep sides. The Grand Canyon is one.
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