Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
National Parks and Monuments
Geography
The Petrified Forest

National Parks and Monuments
National Parks and Monuments


The Petrified Forest
Print The Petrified Forest Reading Comprehension with Fourth Grade Work

Print The Petrified Forest Reading Comprehension with Fifth Grade Work

Print The Petrified Forest Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print The Petrified Forest Reading Comprehension

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.78

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    sediment, spite, silica, imagine, solution, illegal, interesting, logs, million, however, rocks, numerous, basin, perhaps, lived, record
     content words:    Triassic Period, President Theodore Roosevelt


The Petrified Forest
By Kathleen W. Redman
  

1     Imagine that you lived almost 300 million years ago in a large basin area with numerous rivers and streams. All around you are trees as big as nine feet across and two hundred feet high. There are ferns and many other plants all along the rivers and streams.
 
2     As time passed, the giant trees died. Some might have been knocked over by floods or wind. Pieces of the trees floated down the rivers. Some trees were left on the land along the rivers. Some of them were buried in the mud. Most of the trees decomposed. A few of the trees were petrified into beautiful "stone trees" we can see today.
 
3     Some logs were buried by sediment from the rivers and ash from volcanoes. They did not decompose. Ground water mixed with the ash and dissolved the silica in it. Then the mixture was carried through the logs. The solution filled or replaced cell walls and crystallized as quartz. Minerals rich in iron mixed with the quartz and created a beautiful rainbow of colors.

Paragraphs 4 to 5:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


Feedback on The Petrified Forest
Leave your feedback on The Petrified Forest  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



National Parks and Monuments
             National Parks and Monuments


Geography
             Geography


United States
             United States


    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)
 
 
    A New Nation
(1776-1830)
 
 
    After the Civil War
(1865-1870)
 
 
    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
(1947-1991)
 
 
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)
 
 
    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


50 States

             Fifty States Theme Unit


Document Based Activities
      Document Based Activities



Copyright © 2017 edHelper