PARCC like assessments! Giant Pandas and Deforestation Reading Informational Text: Science Articles will help your students learn text features, while also helping to prepare them for standardized testing- PARCC. Reading, Writing, and Science are all integrated into this product. There are two informational science articles, one about giant pandas and the other about deforestation. There are annotating worksheets with each article, so students can analyze the passages. There are also text feature questions on these worksheets. There are also two cause and effect worksheets where students can apply what they learned about in the two passages. Included is a text feature definition poster, a matching card game, a cause and effect poster, and two posters that label the text features within the two passages. There is also an assessment with PARCC like questions for each passage. KEY INCLUDED FOR ASSESSMENT! There is a writing prompt where students will explain how deforestation affects giant pandas.
There are also three writing prompts- one narrative, one opinion, and one informative. There is also a sheet of lined paper with a border. Lastly, there are two writing crafts included- one giant panda craft and one deforestation craft. Students can decide to make a giant panda or tree with which to frame their writing. Writing checklists and rubrics INCLUDED for the three writing prompts!
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