Endangered Animals Species Reading Passages Comprehension Activities

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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Engage students with these high-interest print and digital close reading passages all about endangered species. Includes 6 nonfiction reading articles about endangered species, why they are endangered, and four different endangered species. All articles are related, so they can easily be used as paired passages, too!

This set includes BOTH a printable and a digital Google Slides™ version.

Students will learn and think critically about the endangered species list, why animals are endangered and in jeopardy of becoming extinct, and about each of the four featured animals included.

Your students will practice gathering important information as they read nonfiction content within informational texts.

Close reading anchor charts are also included to help your students understand the text more deeply. Perfect for the whole group, small group, and literacy or science centers or stations.

Each article includes both colored photographs and BW photographs.

Looking for more endangered animal work? Grab the bundle with the coordinating research pack!


Link and directions to use the digital version in Google Classroom™

✓Close Reading Anchor Charts in two sizes

✓Close Reading Graphic Organizer

✓6 articles with reader response text-dependent questions:

  • Endangered Species
  • Western Lowland Gorilla
  • Asian Elephant
  • Giant Panda
  • Great White Shark
  • Let's Save the Animals

✓Scientific Notebook Task

✓Compare and Contrast Species

✓Visualizing the Species

✓Answer Keys

Bonus Activities Include:

-Cause and Effect

-Main Idea

-Snapshots of Endangered Species

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Recent feedback on this resource:

"My students enjoyed learning about endangered species through the reading and interactive activities provided. Thanks again!"

"This is a terrific resource along with the animal adaptations resource. We used it for research and reporting, and in preparation for our virtual zoo visit!"

"My students loved these articles and were so interested in the information!"

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).


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