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1st, 2nd


English Language Arts


20 minutes

Regional Focus



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Leveled Reader: Farming in Pakistan

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Mar 2, 2024
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Through this book, students will learn about the impacts of sea level rise on farming communities. There are three versions of the text representing varying Lexile levels.
Accompanying Teaching Materials
Teaching Tips
  • Students participate in guided reading or independent reading of the text that best fits their reading proficiency.
  • After reading, discuss the problem and solution presented in the text. For additional prompts, use the Read Aloud Guide: Climate Science Solutions.
  • This text may be used in conjunction with a 2nd grade science unit related to 2-LS-1.
  • Use the text Farming in Bangladesh as a companion text. Or, assign students one of the texts to read, then pair students reading different texts to discuss similarities and differences.
  • A projectable version of the 210-400 Lexile level text is provided
  • To use a different version as projectable, copy and paste to replace the text.
Scientist Notes

This exercise illustrates the effects of climate change on Pakistani agriculture and the manner in which local farmers are adapting to these effects. The slow-onset sea level rise that causes saltwater intrusion on arable land in Pakistan is a serious problem. We suggest this activity for use in the classroom after carefully going over the activity documents.


Primary Standards

  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Foundational Skills (K-5)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.10 With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.10 By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
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