Nonfiction Short Story - Arava the Turtle includes reading
comprehension questions: Who, What, Where, When, Why
Arava the Turtle is the true story of a tortoise that arrived at a zoo unable to move her hind legs. Students are motivated to know who, what, where, when, and why. The ending of the two-page news story is a delightful surprise for both the young and old!
In addition to the who, what, when, where, and why questions, students will identify the main topic and the main idea. Students will write their opinion to answer one WHY question and one HOW question. Other answers require cut-and-paste, matching, etc. See below.
Page 1 - Cover
Page 2 – Read the story and identify the main topic
Page 3 – Illustrate how Arava may have felt at the end of the story
Page 4 – Introduce/guide vocabulary: nonfiction, disability, opinion
Page 5 – Matching activity: Draw a line from question to answer
Page 6 – Comprehension questions: Who, where, what, why
Page 6a- Cut out and glue the correct answer strips onto page 6
Page 7 – Comprehension questions: When, who, why, how
Page 7a–Cut out and glue the correct answer strips onto page 7
Page 8 – Reading comprehension activity
Page 9 – Background information on Arava, the turtle
Page 10- Resource is aligned to Common Core State Standards
Page 11–Directions and answer key inside
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