Wild About Reading Free Sample

Jayne Gammons
Grade Levels
K - 2nd
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10 pages
Jayne Gammons


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Wild About Reading

Get ready to watch your little ones go wild about reading! These nonfiction, animal passages were designed for beginning readers. They have a repetitive structure and simple sentences. Students read the passages and copy the key ideas into the corresponding graphic organizers. The simplicity of the text also allows students to focus on vocabulary. Word cards and pictures are provided to help students learn new concepts. Increase comprehension by asking students to fill out the matching question sheets for the passages. Kids go wild over animals…and soon they’ll go wild over research and reading!

Animal passages and pictures cards from A-Z:

American alligator, black bear, chameleon, dolphin, eagle, frog, giraffe, hippo, iguana, jaguar, koala, lemur, meerkat, newt, ostrich, polar bear, quoll, raccoon, starfish, tiger, uakari, vulture, walrus, xerus, yak, zebra.

50 Vocabulary Cards:

reptile, amphibian, mammal, marsupial, echinoderm, predator, carnivore, herbivore, nocturnal, scavenger, endangered, stalk, troop, burrow, regenerate, migrate, bovine, snout, jaws, talons, scales, retractable, pouch, territory, pod, webbed, poisonous, den, primate, kettle, fin, flipper, claws, horn, beak, band, marine animals, gang, tusk, paw, gallop, hoof/hooves, whiskers, bird, herd, train, blowhole, oviparous.

Teacher Testimonials:

"Okay this is seriously one of the best products I have purchased so far. It has come in handy for our informative writing unit! These passages are super easy to follow and pull information from. My kiddos loved them!"

"This is such a great resource! After doing a few together, my 2nd graders were working on this independently and doing an awesome job! Wish there were more resources like this out there! Thanks so much for creating it."

"This resource is PACKED with great information! Perfect for primary grade research!"

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Total Pages
10 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.


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