This is a huge, differentiated desert unit. It is closely aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Informational Text. It is packed full of informational text articles, text dependent questions, graphic organizers, writing prompts, and vocabulary cards.
Every article is offered in three levels of text and vocabulary complexity. The differentiation is done for you! Perfect for increasing exposure to rigorous texts, whole group instruction, small group instruction, homework, individual reading and responding and much more!
Differentiated informational text articles, text dependent questions, graphic organizers, and writing prompts are included for: desert habitats, camels, scorpions, ostriches, meerkats, and fennec foxes.
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HUGE Nonfiction Close Read Bundle- Animals and Habitats- Differentiated Texts
*****Here is what others have said about this resource:
-"Great informational materials. The kids loved learning about these animals. Always leaves them wanting more!"
-"This is great to use as text evidence for writing prompts. The different reading levels is so helpful."
-"I LOVE these! Love that all my kiddos can read about the same subject but at a level that works for them! Thank you!"
-"My kids could not get enough of these passages! Thanks."
-"We will use these for close reading as well as a resource for our desert animal reports. Thank you!"
**********Be sure to check out my other habitat units!**********
Rainforest Animals- Close Read Unit- Differentiated Texts
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