Can your students read the books in the library yet? I have created two levels of books that will help students research an animal and use text non-fiction text features such as table of contents, headings, pictures and the glossary to learn more about specific animals.
I have also included themed paper for their final report and a flip book for gathering information. These books can easily be used for guided reading groups as well.
On the top of the page you will see the lower level book and on the bottom of the page you can see the matching page for the higher readers. This is a great way to differentiate in your class!