These nonfiction passages are exactly what you need for a unit on endangered animals! With these passages you can address reading comprehension, listening comprehension, vocabulary, context clues, research, informational text writing, main idea and details, summarizing, comparing and contrasting information, and more!
These products are great for upper elementary aged students, as well as, middle school language students with a language impairment. (Sometimes I even use them with high school students.)
There are a total of 12 animals included and each animal has TWO levels for easy differentiation!
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Each endangered animal includes the following:
*K-W-L chart: Use this chart to help students understand the information they already know about each animal, determine what they want to know about each animal, and organize the information they learn about each animal.
*Did You Know?: This page is a "fun facts" page to give your students a quick introduction to each animal.
*Level 1 Reading Passages: These passages contain less information and utilize simpler sentence structures and language to assist students with language impairments.
*Level 1 Comprehension Questions: Each level 1 reading passage contains 4 questions related to the information presented in the passage.
*Level 2 Reading Passages: These passages contain more information than the level 1 passages and include more difficult sentence structure and information.
*Level 2 Comprehension Questions: Each level 2 reading passage contains additional comprehension questions related to information presented in the passage.
*Level 1 Vocabulary: Important vocabulary from the passages are presented in a "fill in the blank" format. A word bank is provided at the bottom of the page.
*Level 2 Vocabulary With Context Clues: Important vocabulary from the reading passages is highlighted in context for the students to determine the meaning of each word.
*An Answer Key Is Provided For Level 1 & Level 2 Comprehension Questions and Vocabulary!!!
*Main Idea/Details Graphic Organizer: This graphic organizer allows your students to organize the details from the passages as well as the main idea in a visual format.
*Paragraph Brainstorming Graphic Organizer: This graphic organizer allows your students to organize information before writing a five sentence paragraph or summary.
*Summary Graphic: This graphic provides your student space to write a summary of the information presented in the reading passages.
*Informational Flip Book: Each flip book allows your students to summarize the information presented in the reading passages, as well as, to complete simple research. These flip books allow your students to take home the information they have learned and share that information with others.
The following endangered animals are included in this packet: African Lion, Amur Leopard, Bighorn Sheep, Black Rhino, Cheetah, Chimpanzee, Giant Panda, Hyacinth Macaw, Mountain Gorilla, Sumatran Orangutan, Sumatran Tiger, and Ring Tailed Lemur.
All pictures are in color, however, can be printed in gray scale or black/white if needed.
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Check out this blog post to see how I use "Nonfiction Endangered Animals for Language, Comprehension, and Vocabulary" by clicking here.