Desert Animals Activities Nonfiction Informational Text Unit

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd, Homeschool
Formats Included
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64 pages
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Looking for a way to engage your students while hitting the standards? This desert animal and habitat unit has many activities including nonfiction closed reading, reading comprehension, writing prompts, science, math and other fun activities and resources you may need for an exciting and educational desert unit!

What’s Included?


  • Desert animal reports
  • - My Desert Animal Report
  • - Desert Animal Report Wheel
  • - All About Book
  • - Opinion Outline

(I have done would you rather be this animal vs. that one and desert vs. other biome)

  • Blank writing paper
  • Desert Biome/ Desert Animal KWL
  • Desert animal compare and contrast
  • 8 non-fiction desert/animal passages with comprehension questions
  • ABC order desert animals
  • Desert animal word search


  • Favorite Desert Animal graph
  • Cactus differentiated story problem
  • Rattlesnake add and color


  • 8 different animal label me diagrams with non-fiction facts.
  • Desert plants science experiment


  • Desert animal coloring sheets
  • List of kid friendly desert websites
  • Books Mentor Texts that I recommend

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64 pages
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