One polar bear resource with three different text types: Informational Text, a Fictional Story, and a Non-Fiction Poem.Everything you need for a successful Polar Bear unit! You will receive lesson plans, discussion questions, standards-based responding pages, a polar bear mini-book and more!
The informational text is provided in two formats! You can scaffold their learning by printing off the one that fits your students' needs best!
✷”Full Page Style” has the information from each subtopic on separate pages. This option is great if you want to train your student on how to close read and annotate the informational text. There is space between the lines and on the side margins.
✷”Magazine Style” has two columns per page. This option is great if you want your students to get used to reading a typical newspaper or magazine-style article. Students would annotate with post-its or a journal.
Each literature type has 4-7 printables that are Common Core aligned and cover many ELA standards within the 3 major clusters: Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, and Integration of Knowledge and Ideas.
The following topics are covered in the printables:
✓Comprehension/Purpose of the Text
✓Main Idea and Details
✓Meaning of Words
✓Compare and Contrast
✓Character Point of View
✓Facts and Details
✓Write to Sources
There are Teacher Mini-Lessons on:
✎Previewing the Text
✎Point of view
✎Student Discussion Activities
The story and poem are both originals that I've written. I enjoyed writing these two fun and interesting pieces that I know 2nd and 3rd grade students will enjoy! Fun, relevant and educational…what more could you ask for!
You can use these in small student-led cooperative groups, whole class, small instructional groups, at a literacy center and so much more!