Looking for a way to bring science into your literacy block while you teach animal classification? Students will do a close read about birds, answer 10 multiple choice questions, then use graphic organizers to show what they’ve learned.
This science reading comprehension passage, questions, and graphic organizers are the perfect way to connect science and literacy. This passage is a high-interest, non-fiction passage and is a great way to teach animal classification. Students will learn about one animal classification: birds.
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Birds Text and Activities Includes:
- Non-Fiction Text on Birds
- 10 Multiple Choice Questions with Answer Key
- Teacher Tips
- Questions to Ask Students
- Close Reading Steps on a Bookmark
Version with “Annotate the Text” and Version with “Mark the Text”
- How to Mark the Text Bookmark
- How to Annotate the Text Bookmark
- 8 Graphic Organizers:
1. Main Ideas with Text Evidence
2. Ideas with Text Evidence
3. Central Ideas with Details
4. Main Idea with Details, Main Idea, Details, Conclusion
6. Overview: Topic, Author’s Purpose, Key Vocabulary, Most Important Thing,
I wonder, Important Facts, Illustration
7. Context Clues (3 versions: 3 words, 4 words, 5 words)
8. Birds Characteristics and Behaviors
Spark a love of science with this high-interest, science-based reading passage. A great way to meet multiple standards with one activity.
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- Whole Group Instruction
- Partner Practice
- Guided Reading Groups
- Substitute Plans
- Send Home to Practice
- ELA Work Stations or Centers
: A reading strategy that is used to comprehend and analyze a text closely. Students will typically read the text at least twice for comprehension, details, analysis, and deep questioning of the text’s purpose and meaning.
- Read the Text
- Mark Up the Text or Annotate the Text
- Read the Text Again
- Define Unknown Words
- Read the Text Again
- Respond to Reading
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