Learn about endangered species while practicing essential reading skills through this high interest set of informational texts! This standards-based paired passage set can be used for instruction in ELA and/or Science. It includes three texts with questions that build to allow students the opportunity to integrate information.
The first text (included in this freebie
) acts as an anchor, providing students with background information related to a topic. The remaining two texts are more specific, providing students with a closer look at examples or ideas related to the first. All texts are within the recommended Lexile range for Grades 5-6.
A variety of CCSS ELA informational text standards are used throughout. The standards addressed through the final two texts match, allowing them to be used for a model/check, partner work/independent work, practice/review, etc. The standards used in the integration sections match each other, too!
Culminating activities involve writing, speaking and listening, multimedia, and/or service. Live links are included in the reference list for easy research opportunities, and answer keys are complete with anchor standards and sample answers.
The student components of this resource can be accessed electronically on Google Drive for your convenience. The question sets are also available as Google Forms. Links to these resources are included in the purchased product.
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