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Informational Text: Animals | Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

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2nd - 4th
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Informational Text: Animals is a comprehensive packet contains 20 informational learning activities on a variety of animals and a graphic organizer with special report paper so students can write their own animal reports. Now in a new and improved design! Each sheet requires students to read and answer key details focused on the animal type, habitat, diet, and body attributes and includes the “I can” statement: I can read and answer key details about (the featured animal). Each sheet also includes a text element such as a chart, diagram or glossary and a question requiring its use.

Versatile Use:
★ Use as a mini-reading lesson focused on key details or text elements to increase reading of informational text.
★ Use as center work, for early finishers, as homework or as assessments.

Teach and give students practice:
★ answering questions with key details using Common Core focused informational text
★ using text elements such as charts, diagrams and glossaries to help reading understanding
★ writing and illustrating their own animal report using the enclosed graphic organizer and special report paper

We created informational text packets to give our kiddos practice with essential reading skills in a format that maximizes their independence. We hope it works well for your students too!

This Resource Includes:

★ 20 Informational Texts

★ Answer Keys for All Informational Texts

★ Creature Report Template

Each Informational Text Page Includes:

★ I CAN Statement:
Written in student-friendly language, I CAN statements can help students understand the learning objective.

★ Creative Component:
Each page asks students to stretch their creative muscles while answering a comprehension question using information gathered from the passage or text feature.

★ Passage: 
Each informational text includes a short passage designed to be easily read during a mini-lesson or with a small reading group.

★ Text Feature:
Each page has features a text element such as a chart, diagram, or glossary to help reading understanding.

★ Questions: 
Each sheet requires students to answer questions focused on the key details in the passage.

Text Features Included in this Set:

★ Alligator

★ Octopus

★ Arctic Fox

★ Gorilla

★ Flamingo

★ Kangroo

★ Giant Panda

★ Sloth

★ Toucan

★ Elephant

★ Leopard

★ Koala

★ Hippopotamus

★ Peacock

★ Gecko

★ Lion

★ Giraffe

★ Penguin

★ Rhinoceros

★ Tree Frog

The Animal Report Template Includes:

★ I CAN Statement:
Written in student-friendly language, I CAN statements can help students understand the learning objective.

★ Scaffolded Template:
This scaffolded creature report template will help students research and write a well-organized report.

★ Editing Checklist: 
The first draft page includes two versions of editing checklists to help students revise their work either on their own or along with the help of another student.

★ Final Report:
There are two versions of the final draft pages for students to write their finished reports.

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Total Pages
32 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.


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