This non-fiction unit has a shared reading book that uses text features to support the detailed information. It has TONS of interesting facts about Emperor Penguins that your students will love!
A Scavenger Hunt activity is also included. You can bring in magazines or have the students cut/paste features from the article onto the handout.
Some Common Core Connections include:
*RI.1.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries) to locate key facts or information in a text.
*RI.1.6 Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.
*RI.1.7 Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key idea.
*RI.2.2 Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
*RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
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