Tag: Understanding Pollution – Response to Text

Understanding Pollution – Response to Text

Understanding Pollution: Protecting Our Environment for a Better Future


Answer each question to the best of your ability, using full sentences and make sure to include detail in your responses. Ensure you are using the text to locate important information that will help you provide accurate, and informative answers.


Level One: Retrieval (Locate the information in the article)


  1. Find a sentence from the article that explains what pollution is.


Water pollution happens when contaminants such as chemicals, sewage, or plastics enter our rivers, lakes, and oceans.


  1. What are the 5 different types of pollution that are talked about in the article?


Air Water Land Light Noise


  1. What are the three R’s  humans can do to reduce pollution? Provide 2 examples of how humans can do these..


R… R… R…
Reduce Reuse Recycle
Buy in bulk to reduce packaging. Reusing something. Recycling your rubbish.


Level Two: Vocabulary (Understanding unfamiliar words)


Word Definition What sentence did you find it in? Use it in your own sentence
deterioration worsening It can also lead to the deterioration of ecosystems and contribute to climate change. My plants are worsening
emissions Release Common sources include car emissions, factories, and burning fossil fuels.  The furnace has released a gas.
contaminants poisonous Water pollution happens when contaminants such as chemicals, sewage, or plastics enter our rivers, lakes, and oceans.  Hurry before the water contaminants
Environment The earth Noise pollution is excessive or unwanted sounds that disrupt the environment and can lead to health issues, such as stress and hearing problems.  The environment looks so bad.
Pollution Contaminating Instead of relying on cars, we can choose more sustainable modes of transportation that reduce air pollution and promote physical activity. Pollution is so bad.


Level Three: Inference (Use information and clues from the article to form conclusions)


  1. Explain why humans are primarily responsible for pollution? 


Because we drop trash/rubbish,plastic. We drive cars and it releases gas. We drop our rubbish into the water.


  1. What are some impacts that water pollution could have on marine animals?


That it can destroy their environment and they could suffer because there is so much rubbish that they can get trapped into the water.


  1. Why is light pollution harmful to wildlife?


It disrupts the natural patterns of wildlife, contributes to the increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, disrupts human sleep, and obscures the stars in the night sky.


Level Four: Beyond the Text (Using what we know, and what we have learned to express an idea or an opinion)


  1. How do you think pollution affects the quality of life for people living in heavily polluted areas? Explain, and give examples of how they are affected.


Pollution can hurt the environment by releasing bacteria. It can release a gas and it can trap small animals in the rubbish and animals might mistake rubbish as food. If the water was polluted we could not drink any water from any of the taps. If the land is polluted we would have to hold our animals while we are walking them.