I find it quite difficult to find time to teach science and social studies with all the content there is to cover in ELA and math! I created these leveled guided reading passages about the Life Cycle of a Frog so that I could do both at the same time!
This product is designed to teach beginner readers to not only read, but look for text – based evidence while they answer questions! The passages and questions are simple, yet develop essential skills.
This may be a first interaction with multiple choice or short answer questions, so take time to review how to answer questions. I teach my students to read the questions first so they know what to look for while they read! (I have my students highlight text-based evidence for each question and write the number of the question next to the sentence they highlighted. This embeds test-prep into authentic teaching.)
Many of the High Frequency Sight Words are in these passages as well. I have my kiddos find the words and highlight or circle them. We then add them to our classroom word wall or science word wall.
This packet contains 3 differentiated reading passages (guided reading levels E, H & L) for each of the 4 stages of the Life Cycle of a Frog. Level E contains 3 multiple choice questions, Level H contains 1 multiple choice question and 2 short answer and Level L contains 3 short answer questions!
Hope these passages can be helpful to you in your guided reading groups! They could also be sent home as homework to do with parents.
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