Elephants Informational Text Reading Unit

Grade Levels
5th - 6th, Homeschool
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31 pages
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Students will love learning about elephants! Students will learn about behavioral and structural adaptations, as well as conservation efforts and the differences between Asian elephants and African elephants. Elephants are fascinating creatures!  It will take about a week to complete this unit if all the activities are completed. This informational text reading unit on elephants improves science literacy with high-interest informational text passages on elephants. Students will use CLOSE reading and text-dependent questions to read back into the text. This resource is aligned with informational text standards for 5th-6th grade. Students will love this great science reading unit.

This resource includes:

  • a six-page informational text passage on Elephants
  • reading comprehension questions
  • interactive notebook activities
  • response pages
  • answer keys

This is a printable unit. If you are looking for an online Google unit, I have one on the same topic here. Elephants Distance Learning Reading Unit for Google

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I have more information on CLOSE reading strategies for informational text on my blog. 

The reading level for this resource is from 5th--6th grade.  

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Total Pages
31 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).


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