Polar Bears Close reading Informational text
This is the perfect informational text, no prep resource, to connect English Language arts with social studies and science! I've laid the text over a light Arctic background. This packet of high interest polar bear activities will motivate your most reluctant readers to join in the fun!
The article about polar bears’ lives in the arctic regions of Earth and how they survive, will inspire your students to research these beautiful animals on their own. The last paragraph poses a question and asks them to draw a conclusion about the long term survival of the bears. What better way to motivate them to want to read opposing points of view on their own?
Included is an article for teachers about close reading and teaching suggestions to help students become more familiar with nonfiction, informational articles and text.
Have your students put their thinking caps on as they write a newspaper article about polar bears. Drawing pictures and thinking of captions for them, is a skill they should know. Complete instructions and a template is included. This gives students not only practice they need to comprehend informational text and features, but it also motivates them to write creatively and to think of catchy news headlines.
Your students will love writing a conversation between a mother bear and her cub! Practice writing dialogue helps students to think inferentially and out of the box. This activity, completed after the article is read, encourages them to use what they've learned about survival in the Arctic regions as they develop the dialogue. A template with a photo and dialogue bubbles are provided.
I've included award winning websites about polar bears and one that features a mother polar bear and her cubs emerging from the den. Also there are websites about Inuit (Eskimo) children who have to choose the "old way" of life or modern day life.
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Common Core Standards are listed on a separate page because not all states are aligned with it.
Please note: Some 7th grade teachers are using these activities with their ELA classes.
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Close Reading Informational Text Polar Bears
This is the perfect informational text, no prep resource, to connect English Language arts with social studies and science! The article about polar bears’ lives in the arctic regions of Earth and how they survive, will inspire your students to research these beautiful animals on their own. Creative activities! Questions and answers are included.
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