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Penguins: Nonfiction Shared Reading Unit

Michelle Oakes
Grade Levels
1st - 2nd
Formats Included
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32 pages
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  1. READING UNIT BUNDLE! These Shared Reading Units help to focus on the Common Core Standards while enjoying some of our favorite picture books, both fiction and nonfiction.  These lessons are completely ready to print and go.  Some lessons are differentiated. Shared Reading not only helps you practice
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This unit includes 6 lesson plans that are common core aligned to go with the book, Penguins by Emily Bone, but can be used with any penguin nonfiction book. It also provides anchor charts to teach each topic and worksheets or activities to reinforce ideas.
Topics Covered:
Schema (Using prior knowledge)
Text Features of Non-fiction
Comparing Texts Lesson Options 1 and 2
Asking and Answering Questions
Main Idea and Details
Determining Meaning of Domain Specific Words
Total Pages
32 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.


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