Polar Animals Informational Text | Close Reads

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Renee Dooly
Grade Levels
1st - 2nd
Formats Included
  • PDF
34 pages
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I love using this to study polar animals in the winter! The students gain a lot of information from it. We also work on finding evidence for our answers, main idea, and details.
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Are you looking for nonfiction reading passages that can be used for close reading? Look no further! These polar animal informational text passages include real photos and information that will engage and inform your students.

Animals Included:

  • Arctic fox
  • Beluga whale
  • Caribou
  • Narwhal
  • Orca (killer whale)
  • Penguin
  • Polar bear
  • Seal
  • Snowy owl
  • Walrus

What is included in each pack?

  • One page informational passage for each animal
  • Graphic organizers for each passage
  • Text-dependent comprehension questions for each passage
  • Generic fact organizer
  • Writing paper (2 choices)
  • Animal writing research paper


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34 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.


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