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Jellyfish Freebie | Differentiated Texts | Nonfiction Close Reading Mini Unit

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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10 pages
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This differentiated reading passage was designed to introduce primary students to jellyfish! Your students will learn new vocabulary, along with many interesting facts about jellyfish through this informational text article. The best part is that the differentiation has been done for you!

This article is offered on three levels of text and vocabulary complexity. The exact same factual information (including new vocabulary words) is included in all 3 versions of the article. You can provide all of your students with the same content while differentiating for reading levels and individual learning needs.

This type of differentiated, nonfiction reading passage is perfect for increasing exposure to rigorous texts, whole group instruction, small group instruction, homework, individual reading and responding and much more!

This mini unit is part of a larger unit: Ocean Animals- Nonfiction Close Read Unit- Differentiated Texts It is closely aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Informational Text.This section includes informational text articles, text dependent questions, graphic organizers, and writing prompts.

This free resource (and the entire Ocean Unit) is also offered as a part of a larger bundle: HUGE Habitats Bundle of Differentiated Close Reading Units This highly rated bundle is over 400 pages and is offered at a HUGE discount of over 50%!

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HUGE Nonfiction Close Read Bundle- Animals and Habitats- Differentiated Texts

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Total Pages
10 pages
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