Informational Text: Shocking truths! Spooky facts! is a 36 page creepy, crawly comprehensive packet that contains 10 informational learning activities on a variety of unusual animals and a graphic organizer with special report paper so students can write their own animal report. 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 each day, as center work, early finishers, homework and as assessments.
* Common Core focused Halloween reading creepy, crawly fun!
Teach and give students practice:
* answering questions with key details using 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