20 printable handouts to help your students use context clues to identify the missing nouns in a paragraph. Each paragraph describes a nature photo: a bird (titmouse) in a tree, a stream dammed by boulders and tree litter, a fallen leaf after a storm, a butterfly on a flower, a yucca plant among rocks, a tree fallen across a trail, a chipmunk on a rock, a lizard on a log, another bird (thrush) hunting for insects on the ground, and more. Using an image to clarify meaning in a text is a Common Core standard in second and third grade (2.RI.7 and 3.RI.7).
Students use singular and plural nouns that relate to nature: bark, beak, bill, bird, boughs, boulder and boulders, branch and branches, bubble and bubbles, bush and bushes, butterfly, chipmunk, claw, cracks, craters, dam, dirt, dust, earth, feathers, flower, forest, grass, ground, hairs, and many more.
Take a look at the Preview to see a few sample pages and decide if you’d like to bring nature into your classroom, either as a whole-class activity or in a literacy center.
21 FREE printable pages from some of my other packets are included, so that you can try them out, for free: comparatives and superlatives, dialogue, multiplication, synonyms, similes, story starters, and more.
If you would like more ELA, then click on any of the links below:
Writing on a Rainy Day
Name the Nouns
Syllables: from A to Z
Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases: Nature Photos
Prepositional Phrases PowerPoint: Finish the Sentence
Using Similes to Describe Persons, Places or Things
Compare and Contrast
Rhyme and Write
Rhyme, Spell and Make a Sentence