Amazon Rainforest Nonfiction Reading Task Cards

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Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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49 pages
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This was a really great activity for my students. They had a lot of fun using the task cards to identify the different text features in the magazine.
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Are you ready for a learning adventure in the Amazon Rainforest? Grab this Amazon task card set that features a magazine-style format with text features and comprehension questions. The highly-engaging articles are all about the animals and plants of the Amazon rainforest.

Note: This set is available in a money-saving bundle!

What is included?

  • This package contains four pages of nonfiction reading selections designed to resemble magazine or newspaper pages.
  • The features used in this resource include article, bold print, bulleted list, caption, close-up, diagram, fact box, graph, illustration, italics, label, map, photo, pronunciation, and title.
  • The magazine articles are about the location of the Amazon, the river, the sloth, jaguar, green anaconda, a snake comparison, the Heliconia flower, and the rainforest canopy.

The set of 68 task cards has many unique features:

  • Multiple choice cards include: determining the type of nonfiction text feature in the article, determining the purpose of the nonfiction text feature, and basic comprehension questions.
  • The brightly colored backgrounds for the task cards are color-coded: green for multiple-choice cards concerning text features and blue for multiple-choice cards concerning comprehension questions.
  • The card frames are black and white to help with printing. For your convenience, a complete set of the reading selections and task cards with limited color is included to save on printing costs!
  • Answer sheets and an answer key are included.

This package specifically includes:

  • Background page
  • Table of Contents
  • Four pages of magazine/newspaper articles about sharks
  • A set of 68 task cards in bright colors
  • The complete set in black and white
  • Student Answer Sheet
  • Answer Key for the teacher
  • Text Features Glossary
  • Terms of Use

Buy this set in a bundle of ten task card sets to save more money!

If you are looking for digital, this same set is available in the Boom Format!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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