This informational text unit on turkeys was specially designed for close reading lessons with primary students... Perfect for kindergarten, first grade and second grade! It includes detailed information, broken down in a simple text form designed for early readers.
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Here's what's included:
-15 Informational text articles based on turkeys.
-2 pages of text dependent questions for each article. The first page contains 3 explicit questions that are easily found in the text. The second page contains 2 writing prompts that require the student to think deeply and synthesize information about the photograph and the essential question. These higher level thinking questions are very similar for each article. The purpose of this format is to help your students become very familiar with the format and expectations as your unit progresses. All of these questions can be answered by individual students, as shared writing experiences, or through class conversations.
-18 full page, beautiful, high resolution photographs (or “posters”). These are perfect for making a class display or to use as a visual aid during class discussions and writing experiences.
-12 ½ page vocabulary “posters” that display vocabulary with a simple definition and a clear photograph example
In this product you will find the following essential questions addressed:
-What are turkeys?
-What are wild turkeys?
-What are domestic turkeys?
-What do Tom Turkeys use their feathers for?
-Can turkeys fly?
-What is a snood?
-What is a wattle?
-Do turkeys live alone?
-How do hens protect their babies?
-How do hens take care of their babies?
-Do turkeys have good vision?
-Do turkeys have ears?
-What helps turkeys break down the food they eat?
-What is a wishbone
-Are turkeys really related to dinosaurs?
This unit will give your students exposure to informational text and close reading, practice answering text dependent questions, new vocabulary experiences, and a true understanding of turkeys. The simple text and rich, high quality photographs make this unit very meaningful for young students!
While some first and second grade students may be able to read these passages independently, these articles were designed to use with support. By using these passages and activities as shared reading/writing experiences you are able to expose your students to a rigorous, content-rich text. The students will be able to pull information out of the text and answer text dependent questions (even if the Lexile is above their independent reading levels.)
I hope you and your students enjoy this unit as much as I have enjoyed using it in my classroom!
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