Polar Animals Mini Books | Nonfiction Passage with Text Features

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Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd
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77 pages
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My students love using these as a resource! I love the variety of these readers and they are perfect for our crazy weeks!!
Extremely satisfied- had everything needed to teach and practice identifying text Features and assessing comprehension.


Looking to introduce or review nonfiction text features in an engaging way? These 5 printable polar animal nonfiction passage with text features will do the trick. Each polar animal mini-book is full of nonfiction text features as well as every topic you would want to cover when doing informational animal research projects. Engage students with a nonfiction text feature scavenger hunt. Need to check for understanding using text evidence? Use one of the comprehension sheets that comes with each nonfiction reader.

The following topics are covered in each printable polar animal nonfiction reader:

  • Appearance
  • Food / Prey
  • Habitat
  • Life Cycle
  • Diagram
  • Predators
  • Interesting facts
  • Special features and Adaptations

All 5 engaging nonfiction readers include the following text features:

  • Table of Contents
  • Index
  • Glossary
  • Diagrams
  • Labels
  • Bold Words
  • Captions

Animals Covered:

  • Arctic Fox
  • Walrus
  • Caribou Reindeer
  • Narwhal
  • Polar Bear

These books are great to add to any animal research unit. Perfect for small groups, centers, guided reading, parent volunteers, or whole group instruction! Just print and go to get your students excited about Arctic Animals.

These polar animal books are a part of my Guided Reading with a Purpose Unit: Polar Animals. These units focus on reading comprehension helping kids to understand comprehension strategies in a deeper way. They are also full of other engaging activities and extensions. To check out those units click on one of the animals below.

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Total Pages
77 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.


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