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So…what does this mean in the classroom? Kids now need to “show what they know!” As we know, most kids are SUPER into animals. I thought if I created high interest topics, the kids wouldn’t mind reading and answering questions about the text.
I used 20 different animals to create 40 reading passages. Having two passages for the same animal allows you to differentiate for your classroom of readers!
I should point out that Close Reading is a challenging skill for young students to master. I use these non-fiction passages WITH my students during small group reading time.
This is the easier of the two passages.
Stay tuned for more Camp Comprehension “Sessions!” Any suggestions for another Session? Leave it in the comments below!