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Reindeer Close Reading Unit


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Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer: Students will enjoy these reindeer reading passages and reindeer reading comprehension pages. Students will love learning all about reindeer. Students will compare two nonfiction passages on reindeer and will integrate ideas to write about the topic of reindeer. Reindeer are interesting animals with special adaptations. Great holiday reading and writing activity. Students will learn that reindeer or caribou are animals that live on the tundra and have unique adaptations for surviving there. Using their reading informational text skills, students will compare the two text passages about reindeer or caribou.

This resource includes:

  • two reading passages on reindeer
  • reading responses
  • follow-up pages
  • brainstorming pages
  • a writing page
  • top tab book
  • true false sorting cards

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My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well with my students who have very different goals within the same group.

✅ Students will look at the main ideas and supporting details within each passage. They will make comparisons and, while doing this learn about the adaptations that reindeer have and how they are different from other members of the deer family.

This resource is a printable resource. If you are looking for something similar that is online for distance learning, please see Online Reindeer Unit Comparing Two Text Passages

This is a science literacy unit that is great for the holidays or December.

✅ Did you know that Santa’s reindeer were most likely female? This is because both male and female reindeer have antlers and the male reindeer shed their antlers in early December.

Did you know that caribou is just another name for reindeer and both of the words are interchangeable and refer to the same animal?



Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.


Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.


Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.


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