Informational text, close reading about two birds. The golden eagle and the bald eagle. Students will read, highlight with crayons and answer questions after reading these two short texts.
Students will then compare the two birds with a Venn diagram. After filling in the Venn Diagram they will write their findings into a scripted worksheet to organize their information into a short essay.
Included in this activity is a page of each birds life cycle. Students will enjoy coloring this.
This activity is designed to prepare them for the Common Core state tests that ask them to compare two text while integrating a little science fun.
I am sure your students will enjoy it! My class certainly did.