Non-fiction is difficult to read for many students. This packet is geared to explain the characteristics of mammals so that students can recognize what makes them special. The packet corresponds to 3 other activity worksheets. The 3 separate activities include:
1. An extra information sheet highlighting 2 or 3 specific mammals. (This extra information is used to help students reflect on what they already know, what may have been a misconception and something that surprised them, a new learning.)
2. A worksheet where students can record what they noticed while reading. Nonfiction allows us to discover "WOWs" as readers.
3. A cloze activity to support students who may need scaffolding in order to make connections to the topic.
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