This 9-page literature study (usually one page per chapter) is jammed-packed with lots of great graphic organizers and questions to help integrate science and reading. The Magic Tree House Fact Tracker Dolphins and Sharks book is the nonfiction companion to Magic Tree House Dolphins Past Daybreak, but it can be read alone and is a great resource if you are studying the ocean habitat or marine animals.
In fact, the questions in this literature study are generic enough that they could be answered through general research. This can be done as whole-group or in your reading groups. Each chapter has 1 or 2 charts or graphic organizers that help students summarize the important information. Skills include main idea and supporting details, drawing and labeling, vocabulary, summarizing, cause and effect, as well as writing a persuasive paragraph. If your class is studying the ocean, then this is the tool to not only help them understand the content, but increase their reading of nonfiction