Non-Fiction Reading Passages For Google - Animals | Distance Learning

Grade Levels
3rd - 4th
Formats Included
  • Google Drive™ folder
16 pages
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Are you looking to engage your students with non-fiction articles? This resource is perfect for any 3rd or 4th grade classroom! Students will learn about four animals and create an adorable craft, while you check for student understanding using the comprehension checks.

The digital resource includes the following:

  • Four Non-Fiction Articles for Google Slides: Moose, Porcupine, Black Bear, and Skunk
  • Four Comprehension Checks for Google Forms (one per animal)
  • Self Grading Comprehension Checks
  • Two Non-Fiction Notes Handouts for Google Slides
  • Animal Mobile Craft (and Directions)
  • Lesson Plan Ideas

This resource can be used in many ways: whole class, small group, centers, homework, or independent. You can use all the articles at once, or use one per week to extend student learning. This is a great activity to go with an animal/nature unit and/or with Gary Paulson's novels Woodsong and Hatchet.

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Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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