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. . Great for centers, guided reading, homework, MTSS/RTI, or animal research projects. Get even the most reluctant readers interested!
Rainforest Animals Included: Chimpanzee, Leaf Cutter Ant, Morpho Butterfly, Sloth, Green Anaconda, Toco Toucan, Poison Frog
Each passage is:
*lexile leveled and has a word count
*has different questions at different levels of questioning
*has an opportunity for students to respond to reading by "explaining with examples from the text"
You know your students best! Please check to see if these Lexile levels will work in your classroom!
Poison Frog: 1180
Morpho Butterfly: 1130
Green Anaconda: 1120
Toco Toucan: 1020
Leaf Cutter Ant: 1010
Your feedback is always appreciated! What a great way to earn credit toward future TPT purchases!
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