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Reading Comprehension Unit on Elephants – Middle School Science Unit

This reading comprehension unit with informational text articles will improve your class’ science literacy with high-interest passages on Elephants!

Containing a week’s worth of activities, this unit will save you LOTS of time and keep your class engaged!

Students will learn about behavioral and structural adaptations as well as conservation efforts and the differences between Asian elephants and African elephants.

Students will use CLOSE reading and text-dependent questions to read back into the text. This resource is aligned with informational text standards for 5th-6th grade.

What’s included in this resource?

Your download includes a six-page informational text passage on elephants, reading comprehension questions, interactive notebook activities, response pages, and answer keys for everything!

I bought this to use with my 6th-grade class and I am really pleased with how many activities are included and with the great article on elephants. My students were eager to read more!

Vessa W.

This is a standards-aligned unit.

Aligned with CCSS RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.5.8, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, and RI.6.5, you can be sure that you are covering the material that you are required to cover!

Great unit for integrating science and literacy into one unit! Students were engaged! Loved the interesting article on elephants and all the interesting facts.

Brooke G.

It is hard to find good informational text unit for middle school. This was great! My students loved learning about elephants. Really interesting.

Jennifer K.

Other middle school science teachers LOVE this unit!

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