Nonfiction Reading and Writing Grades 1-2 Companion -Informational ANIMAL Texts


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This nonfiction companion to the Nonfiction K-2 Mentor Sentences Animal Unit is set up just like the Emergent Better Than Basal with 40 Mentor Texts with Common Core aligned activities, lesson ideas, graphic organizers, and writing prompts for some of your favorite informational mentor texts to use in grades 1-2! (See the complete list below.)

There are eight organizers that can be used with ANY text, and then those organizers have been used with some of my favorite informational texts about animals as well to give you ideas of how to use them. (Answer keys are provided.)

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Activities cover skills such as:
asking and answering questions about a text
retelling key details
supporting the main idea
describing connections between two animals
determining the meaning of words
using text features
using illustrations to find information
telling author’s purpose with proof
supporting author’s reasoning
compare and contrast texts

There is also a writing prompt for each book that ties to the topic of the book.

Activities are for the following books:
Never Smile At A Monkey by Steve Jenkins

What Do You Do When Something Wants To Eat You? by Steve Jenkins

Chickens Aren’t The Only Ones by Ruth Heller

Owls by Gail Gibbons

Spiders by Gail Gibbons

Bats by Gail Gibbons

One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies

The Moonflower by Peter and Jean Loewer

What If You Had Animal Ears!? by Sandra Markle

What If You Had Animal Hair!? by Sandra Markle

If you don’t own all these books, I encourage you to take advantage of your library! They are all wonderful texts to share with your students!

DON’T FORGET to get the Nonfiction K-2 Mentor Sentences Animal Unit to go with this pack!

Want more information on how to use mentor texts in the classroom? You can check out my blog posts:
Mentor Texts: Maximize Your Time!
Using Mentor Texts in Primary Grades

Please remember, this purchase is for the use of one teacher. It is not intended to be shared. Please use the ‘additional license’ purchase if more than one teacher will be using it. Thank you!

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