Help your students discover the wonders of Alaska with this Alaska 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. Alaska is just one of the states your elementary students need to know. You can see the Google Slides below. I have also recorded myself reading the slides so that every student in your classroom can get the information. Do you want the slides for your classroom? You can get the file for just $2! Of course, access to this website and the video are always free.
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Alaska Reading Passage
Alaska is the biggest and coldest state in the United States, and it’s full of natural wonders. It’s so big that it has many different types of landscapes. In the south, you can find lush forests, but as you go north, it gets colder, and you’ll see impressive glaciers. These glaciers are like rivers of ice, and they’re massive. Many animals live in Alaska’s forests, such as grizzly bears, moose, and bald eagles.
One of the most famous things about Alaska is its winters. It gets really, really cold and snowy. People living in Alaska are used to this cold weather and have fun activities like dog sledding, where strong dogs pull sleds through the snow. During the long summer days, there’s a lot of fishing and outdoor adventures. You can also see the Northern Lights, which are colorful lights that dance in the night sky. Alaska is a special place with so much to explore and enjoy, and it’s an exciting state to visit and learn about!