The Rain Forest's Fragile World

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What would happen if there were no more giant pandas, gorillas, or snow leopards? Pupils engage in close reading to analyze why certain species are at risk for extinction. As they read, learners digitally annotate the text to identify surprising facts and unfamiliar vocabulary. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals complete an in-depth research report about an at-risk animal 
  • Ask small groups to create an informational poster about endangered species 
Classroom Considerations

  • Sign up for a free Newsela account to gain access to the readings 
  • Students must join the class online to complete the writing prompt
Pros

  • It's easy to adjust the reading level of each article within the set
  • Interactive activity helps boost reading comprehension 
Cons

  • None
Common Core