10 Animal Themed Passages for Close Reading or Text Evidence Homework

10 Animal Themed Passages for Close Reading or Text Evidence Homework
10 Animal Themed Passages for Close Reading or Text Evidence Homework
10 Animal Themed Passages for Close Reading or Text Evidence Homework
10 Animal Themed Passages for Close Reading or Text Evidence Homework
10 Animal Themed Passages for Close Reading or Text Evidence Homework
10 Animal Themed Passages for Close Reading or Text Evidence Homework
10 Animal Themed Passages for Close Reading or Text Evidence Homework
10 Animal Themed Passages for Close Reading or Text Evidence Homework
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TEN animal passages that can be used for 10 full weeks of homework and/or close reading. Each passage comes with FOUR activities each. A brief 3-Day Close Reading lesson structure is also included. Three versions of assignments for weekly homework are included.

***Mammal and Bird Unit***
1. Lions and Cubs Lexile: 680
2. Zebras and Foals Lexile: 640
3. Monkeys and Infants Lexile: 710
4. Elephants and Calves Lexile: 780
5. Hippos and Calves Lexile: 770
6. Tigers and Cubs Lexile: 710
7. Giraffes and Calves Lexile: 700
8. Birds and Chicks Lexile: 750
9. All About Penguins Lexile: 740
10. Wise Old Owl Lexile: 760

Lexile levels range from 640-780.

Text dependent questions are aligned to 3rd Grade Common Core Standards:
RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.4, RI.5, RI.6, RI.7, RI.8.

Answer Keys are included for all text dependent questions.

This unit can easily be used in 2nd or 4th!

>>>The text dependent questions challenge and enrich.<<<<

>>>Utilize this informational text for standards based grading.<<<<

Click to see this unit in a super big bundle of 136!

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The Animal Themed Passages come from the unit described below:

60 Passages with Text Dependent Questions Aligned to Common Core Standards for Third Grade.

*** Use for homework!***
*** Use for guided reading!***
*** Use for close reading in areas such as science or social studies!***
*** Assess standards for Informational Text or Literature!***
*** Help your students become dependent on Text Evidence!***

Click here to see the bundle of 60 described below.

Passage Titles Organized by Theme:
*** Weather and Biomes***
1. How the Weather is Made
2. Thunderstorms
3. Tornado 411
4. Precipitation
5. April Showers Bring May Flowers
6. Tropical Storms
7. Average Climate
8. Desert Biomes
9. Tropical Rainforest
10. Deciduous Forest
11. North American Biomes

*** Myth Unit***
{Retold by me from public domain}
1. Pandora's Box Lexile 760
2. Hercules and the Stables Lexile 760
3. King Midas and the Golden Touch Lexile 750
4. Apollo and Hermes Lexile 770
5. The Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy Lexile 760

*** Spaced Themed Passages***
1. What is an Orbit?
2. Day and Night
3. Our Atmosphere
4. Seasonal Patterns
5. Equinoxes and Solstices
6. Solar System
7. The Planets and Names
8. Hot Mercury
9. Clouds of Venus
10. Our Home Earth
11. Mars the Red Planet
12. Asteroid Belt
13. Giant Jupiter
14. Rings of Saturn
15. Neptune and its Moon
16. Uranus the Sideways Planet
17. Shooting Stars
18. Kuiper Belt
19. Comets
20. The Sun

*** Patriotic Themed Passages***
1. Constitution 411
2. Independence Day
3. Lady Liberty
4. Bald Eagle
5. Liberty Bell
6. White House
7. Labor Day
8. Veteran's Day
9. Bill of Rights
10. September 11th
11. Branches of Government

*** Mammal and Birds***
1. Lions and Cubs Lexile: 680
2. Zebras and Foals Lexile: 640
3. Monkeys and Infants Lexile: 710
4. Elephants and Calves Lexile: 780
5. Hippos and Calves Lexile: 770
6. Tigers and Cubs Lexile: 710
7. Giraffes and Calves Lexile: 700
8. Birds and Chicks Lexile: 750
9. All About Penguins Lexile: 740
10. Wise Old Owl Lexile: 760

*** Fairy Tales & Fables Themed Passages***
{Retold by me from public domain}
1. The Pied Piper of Hamelin Lexile 510
2. Rumpelstiltskin Lexile 570
3. Hansel and Gretel Lexile 530

Also Included:
20 Pages from my best selling 3rd Grade Close Reading Unit. Click here to see more.

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Other Common Core Products

Click here for my Common Core Close Reading Toolkit for 3rd Grade.

Click here for my Common Core Math Quick Assessment Pack for Third Grade.

Click here for a Third Grade Interactive Reading Notebook.

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© 24/7 Teacher

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For more on Text Coding, Text Structures, and Close Reading of Informational Texts.

Click here to see my Interactive Notebook for Informational Text, Text Structures, and Close Reads.
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Click here to see my Monthly Close Reading Units.
"Helping your children become text-dependent!"

Each monthly unit has history, biographies, science topics, holidays, and more!
Designed for Close Reading: Other uses include homework, social studies, or science.
Text dependent questions are designed for text evidence responses!
Each passage is written at FOUR levels. From first to fifth!
Each passage has five or more activities. Use for guided reading!
Each passage can be used as week-long homework!
Click here to check out my Monthly Close Reading Club!
January-December!
Click below to see each individual unit in the file.

Click below to see more of each individual unit in the file.
Click here for the January Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the February Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the March Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the April Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the May Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the June Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the August Close Reading Unit. 10 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the September Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the October Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the November Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the December Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click the green links to see the titles included in each unit.

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