Reindeer Informational Text, Story, and Poem Digital and Print

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2nd - 3rd
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Description

Enjoy reading about reindeer this Christmas season and create well-rounded readers using 3 types of texts to read about Reindeer through informational text, a story narrative, and a poem! Each text includes mini-lessons and comprehension pages.

Updated: November 30, 2020 - Digital passages and comprehension pages are now available.

This Reindeer reading is part of an Entire Year Bundle!

Buy it and save 30% and have passages for the whole year!

Click Here >>> Three Types of Text: Year Long BUNDLE

INFORMATIONAL TEXT

I've provided two ways to interact with the informational text:

  • Magazine Style with two columns per page
  • Full Page which can be used for close reading and annotating

Informational Reindeer Subheadings:

  • Habitat
  • Diet
  • Migration
  • Adaptations: Fur, Hooves, and Noses

It also includes an All About Reindeer page including a diagram and images with captions.

What's included:

  • Vocabulary Words (picture and definition cards) include: lichen, Arctic Tundra, herd, adaptation, camouflage, and migration
  • Reindeer KWL Chart
  • Text Features Mini-Lesson
  • Stop and Jot Annotating Page
  • Whole Class Discussion Questions
  • Text-Based and Text Dependent Comprehension Questions
  • Knew and New Facts
  • More Comprehension Pages focusing on: Main Ideas and Details, Text Features, Meaning of Words, and Facts & Details.

STORY NARRATIVE

The story narrative is called "Roxie Learns to Skate" and it's about a reindeer, named Roxie Reindeer, who is perfect at everything until her class went ice-skating. Roxie is no good on skates, and is ready to give up until an unexpected friend, Fanny Fox, encourages her to keep trying. Fanny Fox teaches Roxie how to skate and a great lesson on perseverance.

What's Included:

  • Fantasy Mini-Lesson
  • Whole Class Discussion Questions
  • Text Based and Text-Dependent Questions
  • Comprehension Pages: Story Structure, Pivotal Passage, Character Point of View, and Author's Message.

REALISTIC FICTIONAL NARRATIVE POEM

A proud reindeer boasts about what makes reindeers special in "Mighty Reindeer."

What's Included:

  • Poetry Elements Mini-Lesson
  • Visualizing Mini-Lesson
  • Comprehension Questions
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Inferencing
  • A Closer Look at Poetry

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • My Book About Reindeer Mini-Book
  • Answer Keys

The story and poem are both originals that I've written. I enjoyed writing these 2 fun and interesting pieces that I know 2nd and 3rd grade students will enjoy! Fun, relevant and educational…what more could you ask for!

You can use these in small student-led cooperative groups, whole class, small instructional groups, at a literacy center and so much more!

Please note: The digital version contains passages and comprehension pages. It does NOT contain teacher lesson plans or lesson posters.

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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

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