Close reading is an amazing strategy for getting your students to more fully comprehend a text. It encourages them to “dig a little deeper” rather than just reading at a surface level. These leveled non-fiction texts about Arctic animals will engage your students as well as increase their vocabulary and improve their fluency (with repeated reads).
Use the texts alone for a research project or running record or use the entire bundle as a close reading activity.
4: Word Counts
5-7: All About Penguins texts
8-9: All About Penguins questions
10-12: What’s for Lunch texts
13-14: What’s for Lunch questions
15-17: King of the Arctic texts
18-19: King of the Arctic questions
20-22: The Arctic Fox texts
23-24: The Arctic Fox questions