Let Penny our classroom pet introduce your students to the African pygmy hedgehog. This unit was designed for a middle school special education classroom, and has two different reading passages to meet the needs of high and low readers (approximately 2nd and 5th grade reading levels).The higher level reading passage focuses on 10 specific vocabulary words pertaining to the hedgehog, and presents them in a variety of ways. The lower level reading passage focuses on 6 vocabulary words, and includes questions from the text for the student to answer. This way all learners in the class can be engaged in the same topic, at their own ability level. This unit also incorporates basic math practice, a writing prompt, diurnal vs. nocturnal behavior, and a variety of puzzle worksheets.
It includes (one page each):
Higher level reading passage (5.6 Grade Level Flesch-Kincaid)
Questions pertaining to passage
Vocabulary word definition matching page
Pre/Post assessment (multiple choice)
Hedgehog writing prompt
Basic math puzzle
Multiplication hedgehog coloring sheet
Diurnal vs. nocturnal behavior sheet
Lower-level reading passage (2.2 Grade Level Flesch-Kincaid)
Lower-level reading questions
Lower-level vocabulary puzzles (word search & crossword)
I tried to create differentiated material so that all students in the classroom could be challenged :) Thanks for looking!