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This high interest nonfiction passage will inform your students about sea otters and river otters. This resource includes a 4 page informational text article in a CLOSE reading lesson format. Comprehension and text dependent questions are included with answer keys! This resource also includes folding graphic organizers that can be used in an interactive notebook or independently. There is a true false sort that can be used as a center or for fast finishers. This no prep ready to print and use lesson will save you time and encourage students to practice those CCSS reading informational text skills.
This resource is great for when you need a no prep ready to go lesson with high interesting reading passages or for no prep sub plans.
Reading Skills Addressed Include:
Reading back into the text
Main idea and supporting details
Comparing and Contrasting
Great science information includes adaptations, habitat, diet and behavior of sea otters and river otters.
While this unit does not completely cover the NGSS standards, It touches on and addresses concepts in the following standards:
NGSS 3-LS2-1. Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive
NGSS 3-LS1-1. Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.
NGSS 3-LS4-2. Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing
NGSS 4-LS1-1. Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
NGSS 4-LS1-2. Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.
Great for environmental reading. Could be used for Earth Day or talking about endangered animals.
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