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How to Summarize a Non-Fiction Passage

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
After reading a text, one way to find out how much your class comprehended is to ask your pupils to summarize. This worksheet helps class members prepare for writing a summary of a nonfiction text. They note down the topic, up to eight...
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Reading Comprehension: Guinness Book of World Records

For Students 6th - 10th
If your learners are curious about human achievement, superlatives, or esoteric trivia, the Guinness Book of Records is a way to tap into instrinsic motivation and relevance. Here's an informational reading that will grab their attention...
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Researching the Past

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners research the western movement in order to learn note taking strategies with nonfiction texts. They use the Internet to search for important information about the western movement using the Cornell Notes note-taking system. They...
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Find the Main Idea

For Students 6th - 8th
It's important for learners to be able to identify the main point in an article, paper, or essay. Start by having them identify the main idea in a short paragraph. There are three short paragraphs (each with four multiple choice options)...
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Let There Be Peace: Nobel Prize Winners

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What is the Nobel Peace Prize? After they establish criteria for great leadership, secondary learners read a New York Times article about President Jimmy Carter's acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. Individuals research the...
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Nonfiction Study Guide: Frederick Douglass

For Students 8th - 11th
For homeschool or the classroom: response to reading activities, writing prompts, study guides, a reading schedule, plot flow chart, and character map relevant to any reading task. Resource is designated for Narrative of the Life of...
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TIME Magazine: "Stine's New Nightmare"

For Students 6th - 9th
Who likes scary stories? If your young readers are fans of R.L. Stine's scary books, they will enjoy this nonfiction article about the author and his newest work. The article is short at one page, allowing readers to polish reading...
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Author's Purpose: New Danger for Rare Animals

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Why do people love rare, exotic pets? Sixth graders find the author's purpose in this reading passage. After going through a passage about stolen animals, young readers circle the correct author's purpose and record evidence from the...
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Analyzing Two or More Nonfiction Texts

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
How does recognizing the author's purpose help you draw conclusions about a topic? Using two articles (both are attached), learners brainstorm why each author wrote each article. Are their purposes similar or different? Learners use a...
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Locate Key Information in Nonfiction Text

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Interpret nonfiction text with your class. Readers use key information found in nonfiction text to answer questions and problem solve. They utilize the chapter headings, diagrams, glossary, maps, and captions as well as the table of...
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The Final Analysis: Cause and Effect, Fact and Opinion

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Middle schoolers read and review informational texts, analyze cause and effect, and distinguish fact from opinion. They assess a "one-minute mystery" you read aloud for cause and effect relationships. Resource includes complete set of...
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I Can Identify and Support the Main Idea in Non-Ficiton

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
Analyze a historical or scientific informational text by determining the main idea and supporting details. This graphic organizer allows pupils to write down the main idea and four details.
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Nonfiction Text Format vs. A Nonfiction Poetry Format

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Focus on central ideas and supporting details by asking your class members to create very condensed versions of articles. Provide a selection of articles for learners to read. After they have completed this work, their job is to mark the...
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Planning A Vacation Online

For Teachers 4th - 6th
If you could travel anywhere in the United States, where would you go? Use this question to interest your fourth, fifth, and sixth graders as they experiment with Mapquest or other direction-based resources. They choose where they'd like...
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Elementary Reading: Five Passages with Questions

For Students 3rd - 5th
Five brief readings with questions support practice with various literacy skills. In some cases, learners identify whether underlined words are spelled correctly. Other times, they answer reading comprehension questions about the text or...
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Using Details from Nonfiction Text to Organize Sequence of Events

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Is it important to do things in a certain order? Yes, especially when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Or so your class will learn in a lesson on sequencing. After guided practice, class members generate their own “how-to”...
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For Teachers 1st - 2nd
It's a fact: kids love bugs! With this activity, young learners explore reading informational texts and conducting research while learning about their favorite insects. Spark learners' interest by reading a book about one kind of bug and...
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Organizational Structures of Nonfiction Text/Graphic Organizers

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders review the characteristics of a nonfiction text. In this language arts lesson, 5th graders understand that one can use a specific graphic organizer to help them in understanding an organizational structure. For example, in...
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Analyzing Key Ideas and Details in Nonfiction

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore nonfiction texts. In this language arts instructional activity, students read a nonfiction text and make predictions. Students identify facts and opinions in the text and draw conclusions as they read.
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Reading Comprehension Practice: Nonfiction Text

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners practice their reading comprehension. In this reading comprehension lesson, students read or listen to a nonfiction article about meditation. This lesson includes discussion questions and comprehension questions.
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Conducting Research

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders conduct research. In this conducting research lesson, 3rd graders discuss the importance of nonfiction text in providing factual information. Students write questions about an assigned topic and research using informational...
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Components of Nonfiction Text

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students locate information in a nonfiction text. In this locating information lesson plan, students locate illustrations, titles, headings, and more using an activity sheet.
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Researching Animals Portrayed in Fables

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students research an animal used in fables. In this lesson on nonfiction texts, students use the Internet to find information about an animal to help them complete a Research Response Sheet.
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Habitat Hunt

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read several nonfiction texts and practice finding the main idea for the text as well as learn about various habitats. In this main idea lesson, 3rd graders read several nonfiction texts and make habitat cards. Students...