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Reindeer Nonfiction Informational Reading Literacy Unit

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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26 pages
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This reindeer packet integrates nonfiction reading and science with informative and narrative writing for a fun study of this very interesting animal. The impetus for this packet came from my own children who thought that reindeer were imaginary creatures!

Appropriate for on and above grade level first graders and for second graders.

This packet is flexible to be used for whole class, small group, Guided Reading/Writing, literacy centers, shared reading, reading/writing workshop.

Want more graphic organizers to use with the nonfiction text than what is included? Check out my holiday themed nonfiction graphic organizers!


-Reindeer K-W-L chart

-Reindeer Can, Have, Are chart

-Original (3) page informative article about reindeer

-(10) Vocabulary cards and definitions that are used in the article- Tier 3

-Write and draw sheet for vocabulary words

-Label the reindeer diagram

-Circle map for recording interesting and /or important details from the text

-Make a reindeer book- (6) pages for students to record important details from their reading

-Narrative writing prompt, “If I Were A Reindeer…”

-(3) stationery papers for writing prompt

Aligned to CCSS for grades 1 and 2

Reading Informational Text

Writing: Text Types and Purposes

Specific standards are listed in the packet.


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26 pages
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