This unit is designed to meet the kindergarten common core Reading Informational standards. Included in this unit are 5 nonfiction reading pieces. The reading pieces are on the following animals: cows, horses, pigs, chickens and sheep. The students will work on circling unknown words and then finding the definitions of those words. They will answer questions about key details in the text. They will also write about individual animals and also compare 2 or more of the animals.