Help your students learn about the state of Alabama with this Alabama reading passage for elementary students. One of the best ways to increase students’ reading comprehension is to build their background knowledge so that they can have the vocabulary and make the inferences they need to understand what they read. Alabama is just one of the states your elementary students need to know. You can see the Google Slides below. Do you want the slides for your classroom? You can get the file for just $2! Of course, access to this website is always free.
Alabama Reading Passage
Alabama has a warm and pleasant climate, with hot and humid summers and mild winters. This climate is perfect for growing a variety of crops, such as cotton, peanuts, and peaches. The fertile soil and ample sunshine make Alabama a great place for farming. Alabama also offers diverse natural beauty. In the southern part of the state, you’ll discover the stunning Gulf Coast with its white sandy beaches. In the north, the Appalachian Mountains provide a different kind of outdoor adventure.
Alabama holds a significant place in the history of civil rights in the United States. It was in Montgomery that Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Alabama is also home to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, located in Huntsville. This center is a hub for space exploration history and education, with exhibits, real space artifacts, and even a full-sized Saturn V rocket.
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Learning to Read and Write
There are many parts to learning to read and write. This reading passage focuses on reading comprehension and building background knowledge, but I have tons of resources to work on decoding. The first place to check is my Learning to Read Scope and Sequence.