Looking for engaging non-fiction animal articles and comprehension checks for your students to read digitally, while using Google Slides? This digital, paperless resource includes 7 non-fiction, or informational text, articles about different animal classifications. There is a total of 22 Google Slides, plus detailed directions (over 10 pages) for the teacher.
Non-Fiction Digital Animal Articles and Comprehension Checks, using Google Slides
Each article has the same structure and includes many text features. Text features include: title, subheadings, (at least) three important content words in special types of print, “Did You Know?” box with fascinating facts, and pictures (clip art) of the animals featured. Words in special types of print include bold, italics, or a pronunciation key.
Here are the titles of the animal articles:
Vertebrates vs. Invertebrates
There are two different comprehension checks per article
After reading an article, students can check their knowledge by completing the comprehension check, demonstrating what they learned about the animals in the articles. This is a great way for your students to interact with different informational text features. These articles can be used with guided reading groups, a whole group reading lesson, or reading workshop.
Reading Comprehension Checkpoints Include:
Identifying main idea and supporting details
Finding text evidence to answer questions about the article
Identifying text features
Identifying key details
Identifying important vocabulary/content words
Writing an opinion with supporting reasons about the article
This is a digital, or paperless resource, which is perfect for Google Classroom. This resource comes with a PDF, which includes step-by-step directions for how to use with Google Classroom. The PDF also includes the Google link for you to access all the slides. The Google link can be shared with your students via Google Classroom or Google Drive.
These articles are perfect for teaching information text features for second and third graders. They can also be used to challenge your first grade kiddos or support your readers who need extra support in fourth grade.
**Important! There is also a PAPER (PDF) version of this resource!!**
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