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Text Structure: Features and Organization
4th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Teach learners how to interact with both fiction and non-fiction text with a packet of activities and worksheets. After looking over text structure and the difference in text features between different types of writing, readers analyze...
Determine the Central Idea of a Text
11 mins 5th - 7th CCSS: Designed
So, what's the main idea here? Pose this question to your young readers using some key points of instruction from this resource. While much of the video is focused on one interpretation of the given anchor text, you can emphasize the...
Understanding Informational Text Features
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Everything you need to know about informational text features can be found in this resource. Recognizing these types of text features and how they are used in text allows readers to better understand information. Teachers can use this as...
Reading Informational Text: 6th Grade ELA Common Core
6th CCSS: Adaptable
Obtain the tools you need to teach informational text with a collection that addresses each standard found in the Common Core English Language Arts State Standards. The collection includes units, lesson plans, worksheets, printables, and videos, all of which support the instruction of how to read and analyze informational text. View the note section of each resource to see which standards are addressed.
Addressing Text Complexity - Making Independent Reading Meaningful
5th - 8th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewMany English teachers dream of a classroom full of readers silently enjoying their books. A useful guide helps make that dream become a reality by providing book recommendations for a range of readers. Each suggestion includes the...
Journeys: A Common Core State Standards Unit for A Wrinkle in Time and Companion Texts
5th - 8th CCSS: Designed
You won't find any wrinkles in your instruction with this unit guide on Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. The 34-page document includes everything from instructional questions and learning tasks aligned to Common Core State...
2 Finalists Vie to Be ‘Master Chef Junior’
5th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
What does it take to be a teenage chef? Learn about the final two contestants in a cooking competition in an interview with both youngsters. After your class reads the four-page interview, they answer a series of questions based on the...
Analyze Text Structure Using a Flowchart
10 mins 5th - 7th CCSS: Designed
As the second video in a series on how to closely read an informational text, this resource illustrates the process of identifying how one segment of a reading contributes to the overall development of the text. Rather than presenting...
Writing About Literary Text: Pygmalion and Galatea
6th CCSS: Designed
Is it crazy to fall in love with your own work, or is that the purest love of all? Compare two renditions of the classic Greek myth Pygmalion and Galatea with a literary analysis exercise. After students compare the similarities and...
Timelines and Texts: Motivating Students to Read Nonfiction
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
With the emphasis on incorporating more nonfiction in language arts classes the question arises about how to design activities that motivate kids to engage with informational text. How about an assignment that asks class members to...
A Way to Analyze Paragraphs to Figure Out the Main Idea of a Nonfiction Text
5th - 10th CCSS: Designed
Shrink up a section by asking pupils to write down the main idea for each of seven paragraphs. There is a space provided for each main idea. When students have completed this portion, they write down what they think to be the central...
Black and White in United States History: A Gray Area
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Compare and contrast old and modern historical accounts of the life of Thomas Jefferson. Learners begin by evaluating the responsibilities of history textbooks in reporting historical events, people, and eras. Next, they discuss how new...