Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
Volcanoes
Types of Volcanoes

Volcanoes
Volcanoes


Types of Volcanoes
Print Types of Volcanoes Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print Types of Volcanoes Reading Comprehension


Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.26

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    cinder-cone, viscosity, topography, basalt, silica, composite, settles, violent, explosive, volume, material, composition, effect, eruption, meters, circular
     content words:    Mount Etna, Mount Saint Helens, Mauna Loa, Saint Helens, United States


Types of Volcanoes
By Patti Hutchison
  

1     Mount Etna, Mount Saint Helens, and Mauna Loa are breathtaking sights. Volcanoes are interesting land forms, but they are not all alike. Some are tall and cone-shaped. Others have gently sloping sides.
 
2     A volcano's shape depends on how violent the eruption is. The material that forms the volcano also has an effect on its shape. The three basic types of volcanoes are cinder-cone, shield, and composite.
 
3     Cinder-cone volcanoes form from violent eruptions. Cinders and rocks explode high into the air. They rain back down to the surface and pile loosely around the vent. They form a cone with a narrow base and steep sides. Cinder-cone volcanoes are usually not more than 500 meters high. They can form on or near larger volcanoes.

Paragraphs 4 to 9:
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 Types of Volcanoes
Leave your feedback on Types of Volcanoes  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



Volcanoes
             Volcanoes


More Lessons
             Special Education Science Materials for Teachers


Science
             Science


    Careers in Science  
 
    Caring for Earth  
 
    Clouds  
 
    Dinosaurs  
 
    Earth's Land  
 
    Earth  
 
    Earthquakes  
 
    Electricity  
 
    Energy  
 
    Erosion  
 
    Food Pyramid  
 
    Food Webs and Food Chain  
 
    Forces and Motion  
 
    Fossils  
 
    Health and Nutrition  
 
    How Things Work  
 
    Landforms  
 
    Life Science  
 
    Light  
 
    Magnets  
 
    Matter  
 
 
    Moon  
 
    Natural Disasters  
 
    Photosynthesis  
 
    Plant and Animal Cells  
 
    Plants  
 
    Rocks and Minerals  
 
    Science Process Skills  
 
    Scientific Notation  
 
    Seasons  
 
    Simple Machines  
 
    Soil  
 
    Solar System  
 
    Sound  
 
    Space and Stars  
 
    Sun  
 
    Tsunami  
 
    Volcanoes  
 
    Water Cycle  
 
    Water  
 
    Weather  
 



Copyright © 2017 edHelper