Your elementary class will love this science reading unit on Reindeer. This Reindeer Informational Text Unit is great to read any time of the year.
Reindeer are interesting animals with special adaptations!
In this Reindeer Informational Text, students will compare two nonfiction passages on reindeer and will integrate ideas to write about the topic.
Did you know that Santa’s reindeer were female? We know this because of specific scientific facts we know about reindeer. Did you know that reindeer have a way to warm up the Arctic air they take in? Reindeer have all kinds of unique adaptations that help them to survive on the Arctic Tundra.
Reindeer also have behavioral adaptations that help them survive in the cold and find food in the middle of winter. You will be amazed at how these interesting animals have adaptations that help them survive in their habitat.
This is a PERFECT holiday reading 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.
This is a large reading unit on reindeer with multiple activities.
If you use the suggested schedule I’ve included, this unit will cover seven days of lessons! Students will love this Reindeer Informational Text reading unit.
There are two reading passages, reading responses, follow-up pages, brainstorming pages, a top tab book, true/false sorting cards, and more!
This standards-aligned resource will help you cover multiple elementary CCSS reading and writing standards: CCSS RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.3, RI.3.9, RI.4.6, RI.5.6, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, W.3.2, W.4.2, and W.5.2.
The perfect science literacy unit for the month of December!
It’s fun to learn about Reindeer during the holidays – did you know that Santa’s reindeer were most likely female? This is because male reindeer shed their antlers by early December.
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I used this with my 4/5 combo. It was a quick last-minute purchase for an emergency lesson. It was great! My students were really engaged and interested in the topic and it definitely was no prep! I just printed and was able to use it right away.Dale H.
Really a delightful science reading unit. My students were very interested in learning about reindeer. I learned new things too! Aligned well with the CCSS for RITTracey T.
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