You can use these simple, nonfiction reading passages with non-readers and fluent readers. You can use them during whole group or guided reading groups. Here are some ideas... *Provide fluent readers with their own copies of the passage. Students can highlight passages and then record the information on the corresponding tree charts*. *Read aloud the passage to nonreaders. Create a class chart based on the facts. Or read the passage and have students trace the facts on the cut-and-paste fact sheets*. *Ask beginning readers to highlight key words or sight words. *Identify verbs and nouns and make lists. (For example, for polar bears, run hunt, swim could go on the verbs list. The nouns list could include fur, paws, and claws.) *Project the passages or have them printed onto poster-sized paper for use with shared reading. *Put all of the passages in a center to create an independent research area. Just dive in! * These passages were created to complement the charts and writing frames in the unit Thinking about Ocean Animals: Smart Charts and Writing Frames
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