These insects reading passages are a must have for an insects unit, working on nonfiction reading skills, and guided reading groups. They include everything you need to work on building vocabulary and comprehension skills with your students! Insects differentiated reading passages (3 levels) allow you to meet the needs of all students to ensure complete understanding of the content. Save big by buying this Insects Bundle! Take a look at the product preview for a closer look!
All follow-up activities are thoughtfully aligned to the ELA Common Core for Grades 2-5. Reading levels on the passages range from Grade Level Equivalents of 2 to 5.5.
Each Insect (8):
• 2 Vocabulary Preview Charts (2 Options):
Option 1 - Terms only: You can discuss with students what each word means as you help support them in creating a picture and student-friendly definition on the board as a class.
Option 2 – Terms, Definition, and Picture filled in: Simply pass out the filled in vocabulary guide and review with students.
*Vocabulary does build in order of insects*
• 3 Differentiated Reading Passages:
Range from Grade Level Equivalents of 2 to 5. All passages’ grade level equivalents are listed in the Table of Contents.
• Finding Text Evidence (2 Options):
In the first option, students use crayons to color code text evidence. In the second option, students can also write answers to each question.
• Caption It & Headings Match Up:
Students use what they have learned from the passage to match captions with their appropriate images. They also give each section of the text a heading (physical description, habitat, diet, defenses, or life cycle).
• Graphic Organizers (2 Options):
Students sort information from the passage into either a 3-2-1 Nonfiction graphic organizer or into 2.) categories including insect’s life cycle, physical description, defenses, habitat, and diet.
• Using Text Features:
Caption It! & Headings Match-Up (cut and paste activity)
• Vocabulary Crossword:
Crossword provides independent vocabulary reinforcement after reading and seeing the words in context.
• Label It!
Students use a word bank to label 8 parts of each insect (some body parts vary, depending on the insect).
• Interactive Graphic Organizer:
Cut, glue, fold and write! This is a fun 2-page interactive organizer for students to use to show comprehension of the text. Two back page (fill-ins) options are included.
• Compare & Contrast:
(4 total) Venn diagrams comparing 2 ocean animals.
• All About Insects” Book:
This is a way for students to show their comprehension from each passage while practicing their summarizing skills. You can have students write about an insect after reading, or as a culminating activity after reading all of the passages.
• Also includes blank vocabulary charts & graphic organizers
This file contains many photographs, making the high-quality PDF quite large (393 MB). Included is also a lower-quality (97 MB) PDF for your flexibility.
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This product is also part of the Science & ELA Integration Bundle
, which is enough differentiated reading passages for the entire year!
-Ocean Animals Differentiated Reading Passages
-Community Helpers Differentiated Passages Grades 1-3
-Solar System Differentiated Reading Passages Grades 3-5
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