PARCC like assessments! Polar Bear and Penguin 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 polar bears and the other about penguins. There are annotating worksheets with each article, so students can analyze the passages. There is also a Venn Diagram where students can compare and contrast the two animals they learned about in the two passages. There are also text feature questions on these worksheets. Included is a text feature definition poster, a matching card game, 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 compare and contrast the polar bear and the penguin.
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Now 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 polar bear craft and one penguin craft. Students can decide to make a polar bear or penguin with which to frame their writing. Writing checklists and rubrics INCLUDED for the three writing prompts!
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