Included in this download, you will find two copies of Polar Bears. Both copies present the same information. The second copy of Polar Bears has a more controlled vocabulary and a simpler sentence structure.
All of the activities that are included in this download can be used with both copies. You can print copies for your students, project it from your whiteboard, download copies to classroom computers or laptops, or upload it to a cloud or Google Docs for your students to easily access.
Each book is 19 pages long. Polar Bears contains the following information:
1. Where Polar Bears Live
3. What Polar Bears Look Like
4. Keeping Warm
5. Traveling on Ice
7. What They Eat
9. Polar Bears in Water
10. Baby Polar Bears
11. How They Communicate
12. Fascinating Facts
This nonfiction text includes the following text features
3. bold print
5. bold print
There are 13 activities included in this download. (Worksheets) All are Common Core Aligned.
1. Text Feature Scavenger Hunt: Students look for various text features in the text.
2. Purpose of Text Feature: For this activity students select one of the text features from the text and explain how it helped them understand the concept better. Also, students are asked why they think the author included the text feature in the text.
3. . An article on polar bears called Bad News for Polar Bears
4. . Compare and Contrast Activity: Students read the article, Bad News for Polar Bears, and compare the two texts. How are they the same and how are they different?
5. Compare and Contrast Activity: Students are asked to read the article, Bad News for Polar Bears, and compare and contrast the information that they learned from the two texts.
6. After reading activity: After reading the text, students are asked who, what, where, when, why, how questions.
7. Making Connections: Students are asked to make connections with Self, Text, and World.
8. Making Connections: Students are asked to use pieces of information from the text and explain how they are connected to one another.
9. Main Idea and Details
10. Question Time: Students write questions about the text that they read. Next they share these questions with other students in the classroom. Students use their books to locate the information.
11. Getting Ready to Read Activity: Students write down what they already know about Polar Bears.
12. Interacting with the Text Activity: Students write down interesting information as they read and also write down information that they don't understand.
13. A Celebration of Learning Activity: Students write down new information that they learned about Polar Bears