Teaching Resource

Earth Watch – Drowning in Plastic Worksheet

Free on Plus | 3 pages (PDF, Google Slides)|Grades: 3 - 5

A comprehension worksheet for a magazine article about plastic pollution in our oceans.

This teaching resource is a comprehension worksheet asking questions about the magazine article ‘Earth Watch – Drowning in Plastic’.

In the text, students will learn about plastic pollution in Earth’s oceans and what can be done about the problem.

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELT1594

    Discuss texts in which characters, events and settings are portrayed in different ways, and speculate on the authors’ reasonsElaborationsreading texts in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children/young people are the central character...

  • ACELT1596

    Draw connections between personal experiences and the worlds of texts, and share responses with othersElaborationsdiscussing relevant prior knowledge and past experiences to make meaningful connections to the people, places, events, issues and ideas ...

  • ACELY1691

    Read different types of texts by combining contextual , semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge using text processing strategies for example monitoring meaning, cross checking and reviewingElaborationsreading new and different kinds of texts with...

  • ACELY1702

    Navigate and read texts for specific purposes applying appropriate text processing strategies, for example predicting and confirming, monitoring meaning, skimming and scanningElaborationsbringing subject and technical vocabulary and concept knowledge...

  • ACELY1712

    Select, navigate and read texts for a range of purposes, applying appropriate text processing strategies and interpreting structural features, for example table of contents, glossary, chapters, headings and subheadingsElaborationsbringing subject and...

  • ACELY1692

    Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning to expand content knowledge, integrating and linking ideas and analysing and evaluating textsElaborationsmaking connections between the text and students’ own experience and oth...

  • ACELY1703

    Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sourcesElaborationsusing research skills including identifying research purpose, locating texts, gathering and organising informati...

  • ACELY1713

    Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital textsElaborationsmaking connections between the text and students’ own experience or oth...

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