Close Reading 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade Non Fiction Passages: Arctic Animals

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
Formats Included
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16 pages
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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!

Arctic Animals Included: Arctic Fox, Arctic Wolf, Narwhal, Walrus, Orca (Killer Whale), Polar Bear

Each passage is:

*leveled at 3 different levels: Below, On, Above

*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!

Below Level Range: 850-930

On Level Range: 1010-1080

Above Level Range: 1110-1180

Check out a SAMPLE from this product here:

The Polar Bear

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Check out my other Close Reading Units:

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Holidays Around the World

Greek Gods

Black History Month

Nocturnal Animals

Unsolved Mysteries

Florida Animals

American Presidents

Unusual Ocean Creatures

Desert Animals

Rainforest Animals

Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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