Nonfiction Reading Interactive Notebooks for Nonfiction Text - Common Core Aligned Grades 4-8
This reading interactive notebook is the nonfiction (informational text) companion for my TpT top seller Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks.
This is the *original* Interactive Reading Notebooks for
Interactive Reading Notebook Fiction and Nonfiction Mega Bundle (Grades 5-12)
A YEAR'S WORTH: 220 Common-Core aligned interactive reading foldable activities for secondary students.
You do not have to use the Common Core State Standards to utilize this bundle!
This download includes the followin
The three Common Core writing types: argument, narrative, and informative, are fun and easy to teach using strong mentor texts and a step-by-step process. These highly-rated writing units include everything you need!
Each writing resource is comprehensive and easy to use. The lessons at a glance p
This classroom-tested unit will take you and your students through the process of planning, drafting, revising, and polishing an argumentative (or persuasive) essay.
The first few days are structured, whole-class lessons. After that, the class moves into a series of writer’s workshop days as stude
Don't fear, get your emergency secondary science sub plans right here. This bundle contains 50 SCIENCE ARTICLES plus two bonus free articles (see below for summaries of each article) with questions and full answer keys! A whole year's worth of science literacy activities and sub plans on current a
Reading Comprehension Skills
Help your students master 12 critical reading comprehension skills with this ULTIMATE BUNDLE of Reading Comprehension Mini-Units.
Each 3-day mini-unit contains engaging, hands-on learning activities, guided notes, 6+ original reading comprehension passages, and ample
Common Core Standards Graphic Organizers for Reading Notebooks Grades 6, 7, 8 - Use with Any Fiction & Informational Texts
NEWLY UPDATED! This bundle of organizers has 50 new pages added! Total of 91 organizers, plus 9 bonus pages.
EDITABLE ORGANIZERS HERE:
Google Drive Literature Graphic Orga
The Middle Grades ELA Common Core Toolbox contains 77 learning activities aligned to the CCSS for grades 6-8. It includes printables that can be used multiple times throughout the year to address nearly all of the standards in reading literature and informational texts, and many of the speaking and
This expository essay unit includes everything you need to teach informational writing: at-a-glance-instructions, writing prompts, step-by-step instructions, visuals, graphic organizers, and high-interest mentor texts. It will be easy to differentiate instruction and can be used
This collection of worksheets and quizzes pairs perfectly with my Interactive Notebooks for Informational Text. These worksheets are perfect for practicing informational text skills whether you use my interactive notebooks or not!
Scroll down for a list of lessons and topics!
**Grades 7-8 Versi
**Grade 6 Version** Level B
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The topics included in this huge worksheet packet are the same as in my Interactive Reading Informational Text Notebook. Scroll down for a list of lessons and topics.
These worksheets are perfect for prac
When we teach science, the important scientific figures behind the science are only mentioned in a cursory way. My Great Minds in Science Series of 18 ARTICLES plus a Bonus Article functions to enliven and deepen the understanding of the people behind the discoveries. These articles are a great way
This document contains 100 different passages for quick and daily Common Core reading practice. This 20 week bundle contains informational text, literature, poetry, historical fiction, suspense, fantasy, and more types of reading passages.
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Grade 7 Weeks 21-2
Holocaust Resource Bundle for ELA, History - CCSS Aligned
This bundle, over a 30% savings, includes nine of my best-selling Holocaust resources, all of which are perfect additions to your unit on the Holocaust in either an English Language Arts or history classroom.
Holocaust Victims Ide
Freak the Mighty, a 200 page/slide Common-Core aligned Complete Literature Guide for the novel by Rodman Philbrick using Paper OR Paperless Google Drive - it's your choice! Both versions are included with your purchase. This guide can be used as Print and Go Printables, but also utilizes Google Doc
Since different reading passages are written for different reasons, it’s essential to help students identify the author’s purpose while reading. In this 3-day mini-unit students will learn about the three main categories of author’s purpose. Through fun and engaging activities like an Author’s Pur
Love centers and hands-on activities for your students? Save 20% with this bundle of all five of my skill based stations:
Figurative Language Stations
Conflict and Characterization Stations
Plot and Setting Stations
Point of View Stations
Non-fiction Skills Stations
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Life in the Middle Ages: Detailing European Feudalism in First-Person Accounts!
This Life in European Feudalism lesson is included in the larger "Middle Ages Unit" located here:
Middle Ages Unit: 16 Engaging Lessons to teach the Middle Ages (Medieval Times)!
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Holocaust & Night by Elie Wiesel Bundle of Resources
This bundle, a 40% savings, includes all of my best-selling Holocaust resources as well as resources for Night by Elie Wiesel. Keep your students engaged with 5+ weeks of materials.
"Night" Menus of Activities Based on Bloom's Taxo
HIGH-INTEREST Passages Middle School Kids Will Love! How can they possibly love them, you ask? Well these passages are far more interesting and relevant to their everyday lives than most other passages are.
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1-page passages paired with 1-page targeted tasks for 10 Reading Inf
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Teaching Unit, Narrative of Frederick Douglass Novel Guide, Frederick Douglass Book Study
This Literature Guide for Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave is written using time-tested best practices for teaching, and is aligned wit
Medieval Japan: Unit Bundle! 5 Engaging Lessons to Teach Japan's Middle Ages!
In this highly-engaging, Common Core focused unit on Medieval Japan, you will receive 4 fun, hands-on, and Google 1:1 compatible resources that cover a wide-span of content on Japanese life in the Middle Ages. Each lesso
Common Core Aligned Interactive Reading Notebook for Nonfiction Informational Texts (Grades 6-12)
This IS included in my Interactive Reading Notebook Mega Bundle. A YEAR'S WORTH: 105 Common-Core aligned interactive reading foldable activities for secondary students. (Many can be used for 5th grade
This five-lesson unit is designed to train secondary students to recognize questionable content and “fake news” on the Internet.
✿Lesson 1: The Problem
Students will learn relevant terminology and apply it to an article about students’ inability to distinguish the real from the fake.
✿Lesson 2: H
Meet Common Core State Standards in reading, writing, listening, and speaking with this 10 day Speech Unit.
In this unit, students learn about the nonfiction genre of speeches, analyze four historic speeches, develop skills in writing short answer responses, conduct mini-research projects, write
$27 Value = 56% Off!! Informational text bundle!
9 ELA assessments, independent practice printables or test prep activities.
Practice or assess all 9 reading informational text common core standards (RI.1 - RI.9) for grades 6 - 12.
- Practice / Assess Reading Informational Text Common Core Standa
A Comprehensive set of instructional materials for teaching Percy Jackson: Lightning Thief. With these Common-Core aligned materials, students will deeply engage with the novel and develop their literacy skills. The suite includes 100+ resources to help you implement an engaging, rigorous ELA unit.
Compare Contrast Two or More Texts: Close Reading Strategies and Activities
Aligned with the Common Core State Standards
Use the handouts to encourage close reading and compare/contrast of two or more texts or sources (may be used with multimedia sources such as graphics, videos, podcasts, etc.). T
Digital Resource - War Horse, a 190 page/slide Common-Core aligned Complete Literature Guide for the novel by Michael Morpurgo. It can be used with or without Google Drive (Paperless OR Print and Go) This guide can be used as a Print and Go, but also utilizes Google Docs for Chapter Questions, Googl
Close Reading Questions: Nonfiction Articles
Aligned with the Common Core State Standards
Nonfiction articles can be used in any content area. Use the handouts to encourage close reading of the passage or article. May be used with any news, feature, informational, explanatory, argument, opinion, e
Secondary students will get a task card and determine the text structure of a passage. Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Description, Problem- Solution, Sequence, and Chronology are the structures used in this NO PREP product.
Twenty-one original reading selections are showcased. Focus: CCSS
Lewis and Clark's Expedition Journal Entries - Close Reading: In this five-day, CCSS-aligned unit, students will examine and interpret the journal entries of Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark from their American expedition across the western portion of the United States (
Give your 7th grade students meaningful homework where they can read a fiction or non-fiction text of their choice and apply a wide-variety of reading prompts to the section of the text they read each night. Interactive reading logs provide a necessary bridge between students, teachers, and parents.
Nazi Propaganda Analysis from the Holocaust & WWII for ELA, History - CCSS Aligned
This lesson focuses on propaganda posters used by the Nazi party to spread and preserve the basic ideas of Nazism and to dehumanize “inferior" groups. Students will analyze ten posters to infer meaning, and ident
Common Core ELA Standards Checklists for Grades 6, 7, and 8
This IS included in my Common Core Bundle for Grades 6, 7, 8
This is a bundle of three 62-page resources (186 pages total); each resource features all of the English Language Arts Common Core Standards in an easy-to-read and record format
This "Quote of the Day" middle school bellringer resource is a FULL YEAR of inspirational quote warm-ups for your middle school ELA classroom! Motivate your students all year with an inspirational quote each day, in addition to a total of 540 skill-based questions covering the following middle schoo
A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley, Acts I & II, by Israel Horowitz
This is the Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 7: November Selection – Click here to read more about the Short Story of the Month Club!
Elements of Drama
Trace the Development of Theme
Connotation vs. Deno
After studying the newly release STAAR test I came up with these sample passages to help your students prepare. The passage multiple choice questions work on inferencing, main idea, summary, author's purpose, and much more.
(STAAR® is a trademark registered by the Texas Education Agency which is n
Are you trying to find ways to engage your students in more productive conversation about reading literature and informational text, with less work and grading on your end? Then snag this Chit Chat Cards BUNDLE that focuses on reading literature, informational text, and speaking/listening standards
Answering Short Answer Questions
In this 5-day unit, students learn specific strategies to promote success on standardized assessments and daily practice. Students are exposed to test-taking strategies for short-response questions. During the mini-unit students develop and practice the
Determining author’s purpose is a necessary skill for students, and with these task cards they can practice this skill. These cards are aligned with Common Core Standard RI.6.6, and are useful for differentiation with RI.7.6 and RI.8.6.
This product includes:
-Suggestions for use
-Title Cards (Aut
A detailed, differentiated lesson bundle of Lois Lowry’s The Giver! Includes over 60 pages of rigorous, engaging lessons, activities, and handouts!
Enough material to teach TWO separate 8 week novel studies through the use of flexible grouping!
All lessons are CCSS aligned. Activities are differ
This Interactive Notebook – INonfiction Bundle contains awesome anchor posters and lots of foldable graphic organizers to teach your students all about nonfiction text, making it the perfect tool for supporting Common Core.
The Monsters are Due on Maple Street by Rod Serling (Twilight Zone) Teleplay Unit
This is the Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 7: October Selection – Click here to read more about the Short Story of the Month Club!
Mood & Tone
Elements of Plot
Finding Text Ev
I compiled this free document after working with teachers who struggled with making Socratic Seminar meaningful for their students. This 13-page document contains:
1. A direct and brief description of SS appropriate for 7-12 (pg. 1-2)
2. A step-by-step plan for setting up a seminar
3. A how to guid
Just like students once needed to learn how to make connections to their text, they now need practice reading closely and making inferences.
I designed the following practice sheet to guide my students in the process of analyzing non-fiction text.
According to the common core standards, students
Reading and analyzing Informational Text is becoming an integral part of a balanced English curriculum. This teaching resource includes everything you need to teach your middle and high school students how to identify different informational text structures, analyze the author's main points and disc
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This item was created to help students practice reading and answering questions based on the Common Core Standard.
In my classroom, I wanted to be able to have students read short passages and then answer questions in preparation for the
Grade 7 - Print AND Paperless - Google Ready! 15 Original 7th grade leveled Informational and Literature reading passages and close reading activities perfectly aligned to the Common Core Informational AND Literature Reading Standards to develop text evidence comprehension skills. There are 8 inform
You can use this set of 75 common core science task cards with ANY Science Informational Text Readings. Simply choose the cards you want to use with any article, reading, or passage from the text.
These task cards are aligned with the common core science and technical standards, and will help y
Explore with your students the intriguing world of Puritan New England through the study of Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond!
This complete unit includes everything you need to help students understand the novel as well as hone their reading and language skills. Power Point pre
This is a 100 page Common Core aligned complete book study for the nonfiction text, Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science by John Fleischman. This NO PREP book study teaching unit has everything that you will need to teach and assess the novel. The Table of Contents makes findi