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Are you teaching your students about reptiles? This packet includes guided reading strategies to learn about their characteristics. There are two paper mini books that are Included. One is all about reptiles and the other is about comparing crocodiles to alligators. There are also research projects included for 4 different reptiles. I use this packet to integrate reading as well as research. I included lesson plans for you to look over on how I use this packet as well.

Reptile books used:
• All about Reptiles (provided)
• Crocodile vs. Alligators (provided)
• Reptiles and Amphibians by Simon Mugford
• True or False Reptiles by Melvin Berger
• Miles and Miles of Reptiles by Tish Rabe

Colorful Posters
• Research
• Schema, New Learning

All about Reptiles mini book (11 pages) Copy 2 per page
• Dig Deeper
• Label the reptile parts
• Design a reptile
• Reptile Sort
• Colorful reptile characteristic cards (6)

Miles and Miles of Reptiles by Berger
• Colorful trait cards (3 pages)
• Asking Questions
• Fact and Details (2 pages)
• Fill in the Blank (2 pages)

True or False Reptiles by Berger
• Author’s Purpose
• Check for Understanding
• True or False

Reptiles & Amphibians by Simon Mugford
• Questions
• Digging for Details (3 pages)

Alligators & Crocodiles
• Mini book (13 pages) copy 2 per page
• Similarities & Differences (5 pages)
• Venn Diagram
• Word Sort
• Anchor Chart to complete with the class (7 pages)

Writing Activities
• Similarities & Differences between Alligators and Crocodiles pre-writing and writing
• Informative Web and Writing All about Reptiles
• All about Reptiles Can, Have, Are Chart
• How to Take Care of my Pet Reptile pre-writing and writing
• If I saw a Snake pre-writing and writing
• Reptile fill in the blank

Word work Activities
• Alphabetize
• Word Search
• Syllables

Bonus Stories
• All about Rattlesnakes by Arnosky
• Anticipation Guide
• Web
• Writing
• All about Turtles by Arnosky
• Anticipation Guide
• Web
• Writing

Fiction Text Connections
A Color of His Own
• Text to Self
• Message
• Character Analysis
• Beginning, Middle, & End
• Questioning

An Extraordinary Egg
• Features of Fiction
• Author’s Purpose
• Character Analysis
• Recall
• Predicting
• Sequencing

Research Reports: 6 pages group, habitat, babies, food, label and fun facts
• Snakes
• Turtles
• Chameleons
• Crocodiles


This is part of a complete BUNDLE available to purchase. If you like this product, you may also like the following:
All About Reptiles.
All About Amphibians.
All About Insects.
All About Mammals.
ALL About Birds.
All About Fish.

This is also part of a weekly series and included in my MEGA guided reading bundle filled with activities for 40 weeks of fun! Check out the other resources here
Guided Reading with a Purpose Series.
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