Sea Turtles Life Cycle & More | Nonfiction Resource | Close Reading Unit

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PreK - 2nd, Homeschool
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This HUGE unit is truly the only resource you need to teach your primary students about Sea Turtles. There is a strong focus on the life cycle of sea turtles but there is also much more!

This unit presents 9 informational text articles based on sea turtles. These articles can be used as individual close reading texts or can be put together to make a complete book. High quality photographs engage students and enhance their learning. These articles provide detailed information in a basic format.
These articles can be used as a read aloud or as close reading texts. These articles were written to correlate first and second grade science and ELA standards. (Younger students will benefit from having these texts read aloud to them.)

After each article you will find a page of 2-3 explicit, text dependent questions. There is also 1 page that includes 2 writing prompts that ask students to summarize and synthesize their learning by evaluating both the photographs and the text.

These reading and writing tasks are designed to give young students complex information in a simple, student friendly format. These tasks may be achieved through shared reading and writing, small group activities, or individual student work. (Detailed instructions are provided). This is an excellent way to expose developing readers and writers to rigorous tasks.

Also included in this product:

-Sequencing activities- perfect to use in a pocket chart or science center- these activities can be completed whole group, in a small group, or by individual students

-3 graphic organizers

-A student booklet with 3 versions offered- The same information is offered on 2 different text and vocabulary complexity levels. There is also a version with illustrations only so that students can write their learning in a booklet format with picture support provided. This makes it easy for you to differentiate your instruction!

-A set of 20 beautiful, high quality posters/photographs- These are highly engaging and sure to support your instruction in many ways.

*Please note: all photographs used in this product were purchased with commercial licenses. They are very crisp, high resolution photos.(Please note: This product is offered in my HUGE K-1 Science Resource Bundle at a great discount!)

**Be sure to download the preview for a detailed look at what is included!**
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