Engaging, motivating, and interesting! Use these original non fiction texts to enhance you student's skills with close reading and analytical writing. Each passage features differentiated comprehension questions and a chance for students to write about their reading. An extra lined piece of paper is included for you to photocopy on the back of each page if you would like student's to write their responses here. Passages are differentiated so you can use them with multiple levels. Great for centers, guided reading, homework, MTSS/RTI, or animal research projects. Get even the most reluctant readers interested!
Desert Animals Included: Javalinas, Gila Monster, Cactus Wren, Sonoran Desert Toad, Kangaroo Rat, Desert Tortoise, Camel
Each passage is:
*has different questions at different levels of questioning
*has an opportunity for students to respond to reading by giving text based evidence for their thinking
You know your students best! Please check to see if these Lexile levels will work in your classroom!
Gila Monster: 1160
Cactus Wren: 1170
Sonoran Desert Toad: 1060
Kangaroo Ratl: 1170
Desert Tortoise: 1030
Your feedback is always appreciated! What a great way to earn credit toward future TPT purchases!
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