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Reindeer Close Reading Unit

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Reading Informational Text Unit on Reindeer- Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer: 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, reading responses, follow-up pages, brainstorming pages, a writing page and top tab book, true false sorting cards and more. 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. Students will read and write informational text in this reindeer unit.

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?

CCSS ADDRESSED

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.9

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

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.9

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

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.9

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

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.6

Students love my high-interest reading passages!

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  1. Lynda Williams

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I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!

 
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Tina S

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
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2016-05-03T18:05:39-06:00

Tina S

I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!   Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit
The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!

 
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Richard S

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
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2016-05-03T18:07:52-06:00

Richard S

The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!   Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2
As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.

 
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Sharon M

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
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2016-05-03T18:24:44-06:00

Sharon M

As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.   Age of the Earth and Geologic Time Scale NGSS MS ESS1-4
Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.

 
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Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
2020-11-03T20:44:55-07:00

Expedition Fourth

Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.   Honey Bee Digital Escape Distance Learning
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 for my students who have very different goals within the same group.

 
Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer

Heidi J

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
2020-11-03T20:45:49-07:00

Heidi J

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 for my students who have very different goals within the same group.   Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer
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