Arctic Animals Nonfiction Reading Passages

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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136 pages
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This 136-page (including cover pages) Arctic Animals Nonfiction Reading Passages is packed with anticipation guides, differentiated nonfiction reading passages, running records, and text-response pages. These passages are leveled using a "dot system" to best help you match your readers with appropriate texts. These levels were developed based on sentence structure and vocabulary. Most vocabulary is consistent so that you can use these passages in a small-group setting and engage in whole-group inquiry-based learning about the animal/topic.

There are 12 arctic animals included in the bundle:

Reindeer, Moose, Harp seals, Polar bears, Wolverines, Arctic hares, Snowy owls, Atlantic puffins, Beluga whales, Walruses, Arctic wolves, and Killer whales

What's Included:

  • Matching readers with texts
  • Teacher script for anticipation guides
  • Differentiated anticipation guides
  • Differentiated nonfiction reading passages (12 arctic animals: each animal has either 3 or 4 differentiated versions)
  • Differentiated running records that correlate with each passage
  • Nonfiction text response pages (these focus on text type, vocabulary, and making connections)

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All of the photographs located in each reading passage are under Creative Commons Share-Alike Licenses, which allows them to be used for commercial purposes.

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136 pages
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