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All About Volcanoes


This unit about volcanoes has kid-friendly leveled reading passages, organizers, a hidden word fact sort, vocabulary posters with related activities, and a volcano-shaped flip booklet!

 This unit includes many interactive activities and learning opportunities for students with leveled reading passages that focus on:

  • Volcanoes
  • Famous Volcanic Eruptions

What's inside:

  • Leveled Reading Passages---THREE Different Levels of Difficulty
  • Teacher's Directions
  • A short video shared from safeshare.tv
  • Hidden word fact sort activity
  • Flip Booklet (6 pages)
  • Answer Keys

Plus the vocabulary posters with real-life photos make an attractive bulletin board.

✔Vocabulary Posters

✔Spotlight on Vocabulary Activity

✔Vocabulary Flip Flaps

✔For Elementary Grades - 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade

✔Great for Core Knowledge

✔Common Core Aligned

This unit highlights the following essential questions:

  • What is a volcano?
  • What's the difference between an active, dormant, and extinct volcano?
  • Name and describe a famous volcanic eruption.
  • How can a volcano affect our environment?
Volcano Activities for kids

There are three main parts of the unit:


A teacher’s copy of the passages is in color. Read the leveled reading passages about volcanoes and complete the organizers. Each passage has comprehension questions to check for understanding. Watch the video and complete the various hands-on activities in this pack to reinforce learning. These activities work well in small groups, partners, or in stations.

Students can build the flipbook page by page. I usually have them do one page at each center or station. They can use the passages as a reference source to help them complete the pages of the flip-up. Lastly, they cut, color, and assemble the booklet. Flip-up books can be glued or stapled inside their interactive notebooks.


Introduce the vocabulary words with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to match up and define the words in their flip flaps or spotlight on the vocabulary page. These posters make an excellent bulletin board display in a snap!

There are lots of activities for differentiation depending on the needs of your students and the time allotted for this unit.

This is a Digital Download. No Physical Product will be shipped. 


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