This fall informational text pack focuses on tree squirrels and chipmunks. These literacy centers are designed to help your children work with informational text during their center time.
This fall informational text set can be used at a literacy center in your classroom this fall.
Did you know that tree squirrels and chipmunks are both members of the squirrel family?
Your students will also learn that chipmunks hibernate in the winter while tree squirrels do not.
**You can download the complete, free set of centers by clicking on the bold orange words at the bottom of this post.**
You will find the following resources within this post:
Tree Squirrels & Chipmunks Photos for Display
Fact/Opinion Sort Students learn about tree squirrels & chipmunks while also learning about the difference between fact & opinion. Graphic organizer also provided for quick assessment.
Vocabulary Words We have included a collection of words to fit the focus.. (Also includes blank template for additional words you may want to include.) Four simple vocabulary task cards can be used to help students practice reading and understanding the vocabulary words.
Compare & Contrast Organizer
Fluency Sentence Cards Students can practice their fluency skills while learning about tree squirrels and chipmunks.
Recalling Facts Organizers Four graphic organizers for students to use as they recall the facts they learned about barn owls and wild turkeys.
Various Organizers & Resources For these organizers, you can place a basket of informational text books focused on tree squirrels and chipmunks or even other rodents in a basket at a literacy center. There are various pages for students to use along with a book they choose. Along with those, there is also a flip booklet that can be glued into an interactive notebook if desired, as well as a blank book students can use as a template to share their learning about these animals.
We suggest that you model these resources during mini-lessons first so that students know your expectations.
You can download the complete set of Tree Squirrels & Chipmunks Literacy Centers here:
Literacy Center Set
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Here are some of our favorite books focusing on squirrels: