Nocturnal Animals Reading & Writing Unit | Nonfiction Passage with Text Features

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This is an AmAziNG resource! The articles are engaging, and my students LOVED reading about them! There are LOTS of pages of information for each animal in this unit! xxoo

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    Help students understand nonfiction text features with this Nocturnal Animal reading comprehension and writing bundle including 5 nonfiction passages with text features. This nocturnal animal-themed unit focuses on the non-fiction text features of captions while reviewing comprehension strategies of topic, main idea, text evidence, asking and answering questions, and schema with 5 different printable nonfiction readers.

    I have included 5 printable small readers with the following non-fiction text features: table of contents, diagrams, labels, captions, bold words, glossary, and index for each nocturnal animal.

    Topics covered in the small reader are appearance, food, habitat, life cycle, diagram, predators, interesting facts, nocturnal facts, as well as special features and adaptations.

    Nocturnal Animals covered in the bundle are:

    (Click the animal to see the individual unit)

    All 5 engaging book companion units include:

    • non-fiction reader for each animal
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    • graphic organizers
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    • anchor chart headers
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    • lesson plan ideas and more!

    This easy-to-implement guided reading set is an engaging Nocturnal Animal themed unit that will bring that winter fun to the classroom! Get your students excited about kangaroos, skunks, beavers, koalas, and porcupines.

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
    Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
    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.
    Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
    Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.


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