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Desert Mini-Book - Printable Reader

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 1 - 2

Engage your students and inspire them to read and learn about plants and animals in the desert with a printable book for 2nd grade.

Discover the Desert – Decodable Books for 2nd Grade and Under

Put on your shades and a sun hat for a trip through the desert habitat, and take your students along for the ride. We’ve put together the perfect blend of decoding, comprehension skills, and reptiles to inspire your young readers to grow! 

Students will love learning about the desert with this fun and educational book. The book covers facts and details about the hottest animal habitat in the world. Students can learn all about the desert’s animals and plants while they have fun reading and coloring the pictures inside.

This leveled reader is perfect for first and second-grade students. It features

  • Decodable text 
  • Tracking dots to encourage fluent reading
  • Engaging text and illustrations
  • Comprehension questions to summarize learning.

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Plan for Guided Reading Lessons Ahead of Time

In addition to independent student work time, use this Desert book for kids as a resource for

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This resource was created by Anna Helwig, a teacher in Arizona and a Teach Starter collaborator.

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