Are you looking for engaging reading passages to use for Close Reading? I looked far and wide and decided to create these passages to use with my higher level readers. Kids love animals so I made a list and asked my husband (who is really a big kid at heart) which animals he would like to read about. I used his top picks and made challenging yet not too difficult reading passages for my kiddos. I used them in my reading groups before putting them on TpT. (After all, if I don't think it's a great product- it's not making it in my store!)
Next we have a great report writing resource that combines learning about farm animals with writing about them.
I made these to use during our Farm Animal Unit.
As you know, kids come in all sizes, shapes and levels. I made this differentiated to scaffold the writing for my struggling students and very open ended for my confident writers. There are directions for directed drawings of the animals, close reading passages to get information, differentiated rough draft and final copy pages, and so much more.
These are a great introduction to report writing and research.
And finally, here is my top wish listed science activity.
These activities are hands-on and really make the kids think. They are given basic information about pushes, pulls and force and then they are challenged to complete different activities.
These are perfect for cooperative groups! Kids really need to work together to problem solve and come up with the solutions.
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