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Famous Things

Int – High Int

Teens & Adults

Grades 6–12

In this lesson, students learn about the science behind earthquakes. This lesson also reviews the use of parentheses. An optional group task on earthquake preparedness is included.

  • tension
  • grind
  • seismic
  • epicenter
  • rupture
  • aftershock
  • fault
  • tsunami
  • intensity
  • tremor
  • parentheses
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension questions
  • diagram
  • discussion questions
  • group activity
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • True or False(True or False)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review (Type in the Blanks)
  • Punctuation Review(Reference)
  • Punctuation Practice(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Group Activity(Reference)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)