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Kids love animals! Let them read about 20 different animals and complete the engaging reading comprehension activities. They won't even realize they're learning! Students love learning about animals, so why not make learning engaging and meaningful?   I created 5 different animal passages for each animal group.  Each passage contains 5 pages of resources.  Below is a list of all of the animals covered in this resource.  You can see that along with 4 specific animals, I also created a passage about the animal group.  This will help students learn the characteristics of the animals in this group before learning about each specific animal.

 

Below are the pages included in the unit on Sloths.

I included a full-size color image.  You can project this on the board for the students to see, laminate it and place it in a center, or use it to create a bulletin board.

Kids love animals! Let them read about 20 different animals and complete the engaging reading comprehension activities. They won't even realize they're learning!

Each animal has it’s own reading passage.  Students are encouraged to interact with the text by underlining answers using different colors.  A small image of the animal is included on this page for students to reference throughout the unit.
Kids love animals! Let them read about 20 different animals and complete the engaging reading comprehension activities. They won't even realize they're learning!

 

On this page, students write a summary of what they read, write an interesting fact they learned, and draw 2 different pictures illustrating a fact from the text.  Each picture is accompanied by a caption.

Kids love animals! Let them read about 20 different animals and complete the engaging reading comprehension activities. They won't even realize they're learning!

This graphic organizer helps students organize information they learned on sloths.  It’s perfect for using as a prewriting activity if students are to write animal research reports.
Kids love animals! Let them read about 20 different animals and complete the engaging reading comprehension activities. They won't even realize they're learning!
Each reading passage also has a comprehension page where the students answer 5 multiple choice  and 2 short answer questions.

Kids love animals! Let them read about 20 different animals and complete the engaging reading comprehension activities. They won't even realize they're learning!

Do you like what you see?  Grab the FREE sloths unit by clicking the picture below!

Kids love animals! Let them read about 20 different animals and complete the engaging reading comprehension activities. They won't even realize they're learning!

From feedback I’ve received from this product, teachers have told me they are using these in centers, research reports, and as homework.  It’s also a great way of integrating science with reading!

Each unit is sold separately, but also as a discounted bundle.  You can click on the image to the right to check it out in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Kids love animals! Let them read about 20 different animals and complete the engaging reading comprehension activities. They won't even realize they're learning!

Melissa Mazur

Melissa Mazur

My name is Melissa and I am an educator, blogger, and curriculum designer.
I’m here to help offer you teaching tips and low-prep resources to help take some of the burdens off you so you can do what you do best – teach!

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