Informational Text Graphic Organizers

Examine informational text with a three-page learning exercise that focuses on taking notes, identifying the main idea, and locating supporting details in order to form a summary paragraph. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Create homogeneous groups, assign a separate worksheet over the course of three center rotations, work with specific groups in need of extra support 
  • Direct pupils to complete a graphic organizer for at least one informational text read per week 
  • Conduct informal book reports using information gathered from the worksheets   
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource is the sixth of eight in a series of substitute lesson plan activities created for a fourth grade classroom 
  • Requires several copies 
Pros
  • Provides space to write directly on the worksheet 
  • The overall design is clean, clear, and easy to follow 
  • Can be used alongside any informational text 
Cons
  • None
Common Core