Thank you for exploring this reading resource. You can use these simple, nonfiction reading passages with non-readers and fluent readers. You can use them during whole group or guided reading groups. Here are some ideas...
*Provide fluent readers with their own copies of the passage. Students can highlight passages and then record the information on the category charts.
*Read aloud the passage to nonreaders. Create a class chart based on the facts.
*Ask beginning readers to highlight key words or sight words.
* Identify verbs and nouns and make lists. (For example, for tree frogs, jump, croak, and eat could go on the verbs list. The nouns list could include eyes, suction cups, and legs.)
*Project the passages or have them printed onto poster-sized paper for use with shared reading.
*Put all of the passages in a center to create an independent research area.
Have a “tremendous” time reading about rainforest animals!
"Amazing! These are perfect for students to develop research skills on their own while being able to transfer their knowledge into thinking maps."
* These passages were created to complement the charts and writing frames in the unit
Thinking about Rainforest Animals: Smart Charts and Writing Frames."
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