This 5 page packet is a close reading nonfiction text about Rabbit Island. Students are in awe when they realize that a place like this really exists in the world! This text is also great to get discussion going in the classroom about animal behavior and habitats. It can be used as a whole group reading packet, in small reading groups, as an assessment piece, or as a homework assignment. The text is one page and there are four pages of text dependent questions and writing prompts. The following skills are covered:
1. determining important information in a text
2. main idea
3. text dependent comprehension questions
4. application of knowledge through writing prompts
I like to use this packet during the week before Easter. It has a tie in to the holiday (rabbits/bunnies) without actually mentioning the holiday or Easter Bunny.