These Fireflies Reading Passages are perfect for your 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! Differentiated fireflies reading passages (3 levels) allow you to meet the needs of all students to ensure complete understanding of the content. 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 2-4.
• 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.
• 3 Differentiated Reading Passages
• 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 1.) 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.
This resource can be found discounted along with 7 other insects in the Insect Differentiated Reading Passages!
This product is also part of the Science & ELA Integration Bundle
, which is enough differentiated reading passages for the entire year!
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