Standardized Test Skill Builders for Reading: The Farmer and the Volcano

There are volcanoes all over the world. Some have been still for thousands of years. Others erupt from time to time. Every once in a while, a new volcano is born. This happened in 1943 in a village in Mexico. A few days before before the volcano erupted, a farmer named Dionisio Pulido was working in his field. He noticed that the ground was getting warmer. Several days later the field cracked open! Steam and melted rock sprayed into the air. Then the ground began to bulge. The flat field grew into a hill. It grew higher and higher as the eruption of ash and lava continued. Dionisio Pulido's farm and village were covered with ash and rock. This eruption finally stopped in 1952, and the volcano has been still ever since.

Mrs. Adams

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