Close Read – Desert Animals


Are you teaching about desert animals?  This is a pack of nonfiction close reading passages about desert animals.  I use this pack with my first graders to help engage my kids who love animals.  Each passage has a real photo of the animal.  There are many ways to use these close read passages.


Here is what included in this desert animals close read pack.

Reading passages included:

  • camel
  • coyote
  • desert tortoise
  • jackrabbit
  • prairie dog
  • rattlesnake
  • red-tailed hawk
  • roadrunner
  • scorpion
  • tarantula

Also Included:

circle maps for each passage
text-dependent comprehension questions for each passage
desert animal fact organizer
writing paper (2 choices)
animal writing research paper
new vocabulary paper


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