Subject(s): Science, English Language Arts, English Language Arts (B.E.S.T. - Effective starting 2021-2022)
Grade Level(s): 6, 7, 8
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: informational text, text complexity, mass extinction, geology, absolute dating, carbon dating, ecosystem, Permian, Triassic, paleontology, biodiversity, extinction
The text’s grade band recommendation is based on a text complexity analysis of a quantitative measure, qualitative rubric, and reader and task considerations.
This article is from the New York Times, which, while technically a paid site, allows access to up to 10 free articles per month. As long as the user is careful not to exceed this limit, access should not be a problem.
Source and Access Information
Name of Author/Source: Carl Zimmer/New York Times
District/Organization of Contributor(s): St. Lucie
Is this Resource freely Available? Yes
Access Privileges: Public
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