Bears, bears, bears! Students will learn all about black bears and polar bears. Reading passages, compare/contrast, fact/opinion and more!
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This 28 page product includes:
Page 1: Cover
Page 2: KWL chart - The first two sections can be filled out before instruction begins, and the final column filled out at the conclusion of the unit.
Page 3: Informational passage about black bears.
Page 4: Bubble map for black bears and write a sentence.
Page 5: Informational passage about polar bears.
Page 6: Bubble map for polar bears and write a sentence.
Page 7: Informational passage about hibernation
Pages 8 - 9: True/False worksheet about hibernation habits and answer key
Pages 10 - 11: Venn diagram and suggested answers
Pages 12 - 13: Venn diagram with cut and paste answers; answer key (You may choose which Venn diagram to use depending on the levels of the individual students)
Pages 14 - 15: Cloze comprehension review of what they have learned so far; answer key
Page 16: Informational passage about bear characteristics
Pages 17 - 18: Follow up worksheet for bear characteristics; answer key
Pages 19 - 20: Fact or Opinion? worksheet (cut and paste - then write in an additional fact and opinion)
Pages 21 - 22: Bear vocabulary matching and fill in the blank; answer key
Page 23: Step-by-step instructions on how to write a bear report
Page 24: Planning map graphic organizer for bear research report
Page 25: Rough Draft
Pages 26 - 27: Writing and illustration form for final copy of bear report
Common Core Aligned (Here are just a few):
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.