A Close Read of Rain Forest Animals


Yesterday was one of those teaching days, where I wanted to jump for joy and yell hallelujah!  My kids showed their stuff.

We had been working on some close read activities as a class for a week.  Well, this week I partnered them up and they were to work with their partner to read about a rainforest animal and become an “expert” on it.  They had to find information from the passage they read and fill in their research paper.  They were so excited!

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The best part was watching them go through the passage and make their close read marks, even though I did not ask them to or even remind them of it.

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After they completed their research, they had to make a poster about their animal.  I had criteria that had to be on their poster.  They are going to teach others about their animal using their poster later this week.

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I have compiled my rain forest animal reading passages into a pack if you are interested.  Click below to learn more.



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