Penguins Close Reading Passages and Comprehension Questions

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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PENGUINS Close Reading Activities

This Close Reading Made Easy packet focuses on Penguins. It is a perfect stand alone activity for the winter months / January or a complement to a unit on penguins. It ties in well when teaching about animal adaptations, animal research or doing a unit on Polar Regions.

It was created for grades 3-5 and includes:
• 3 differentiated versions of the text
• comprehension activities (summarizing, main idea/detail, vocabulary/word choice, author’s purpose, etc)
• discussion prompt cards for higher level thinking
• a related writing component
• a teacher’s guide for implementation

Teachers can set their own pace based on the developmental level of their students. The packets are passages are designed to enable all students to work on similar, but modified versions without it being obvious to their peers.

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Close Reading Made Easy is a series of reproducible passages and activities for grades 2-5 created by The Clutter-Free Classroom, LLC. They were designed to make it easy for busy teachers and homeschool families to effectively engage their learners in a method of reading that enables them to unlock the meaning of a text by successfully understanding, analyzing and evaluating complex texts.

Each Close Reading Made Easy Packet provides budding readers with opportunities to:
read and annotate passages
engage in text-based discussions
study author’s vocabulary choices
analyze text structure
comprehend main ideas and key details
develop their craft as a writer based on what they’ve read

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Total Pages
15 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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