Ready to Print! Black and white only! No Prep! 10 one-page nonfiction/informational paragraphs with simple graphics to help struggling readers focus.
These short reads are brief (science or language arts) informational paragraphs about ten ocean animals. The paragraphs are short and informative, so your students get a snapshot of these animals.
They do not include all the information needed for a report, but will give your kids a start if they wish to pursue a little research on one or more of these animals.
These nonfiction snapshots are great for the struggling student who needs less complex text.
The follow up questions on each page focus on vocabulary and the skill of skimming and selecting two or more facts to paraphrase and rewrite complete sentences.
In each paragraph there is a contextual clue to help understand the bold vocabulary word. Students should be encouraged to write in complete sentences and define each vocabulary word in context.
A glossary is included to use as a preview of content words or for students to check their work.
Students can color in the marine animals as they finish their reading and writing.
If you have your students use these pages to form a booklet, include the glossary page. These pages can be used for independent center work, homework, fast finishers, starting a research project, or for supplementing a unit study on marine animals.
Ready to print pages! Black and white only for economical printing!
10 Passages and short response:
The Mimic Octopus
The Lantern Fish
The Giant Squid
The Sea Spider
The Bull Shark
The Antarctic Krill
The Killer Whale
There is a free version that includes the first 3 ocean animals. You can try these free pages to see how you like them first: Ocean Animals Short Reads Free Sampler
This priced set has seven more passages, and 3 additional follow-up pages.
I hope you find them useful and engaging for your students.
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