This is a free sample of five passages found in the Animal Research Reading Bundle.
You can use these simple, nonfiction reading passages with non-readers and fluent readers. You can use them during whole group or guided reading groups. Here are some ideas...
*Provide fluent readers with their own copies of the passage. Students highlight passages and then record the information on the corresponding category charts.
*Read aloud the passage to nonreaders. Create a class chart based on the facts.
*Ask beginning readers to highlight key words or sight words.
*Identify verbs and nouns and make lists. (For example, for polar bears, run, hunt, swim could go on the verbs list. The nouns list could include fur, paws and claws.)
*Project the passages or have them printed onto poster-sized paper for use with shared reading.
*Put all of the passages in a center to create an independent research area.
You can find the complete product here: Animal Research Reading Bundle