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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
William Goldman’s The Princess Bride is the perfect fairy tale to use with secondary students, but it’s not enough to just hit “play” on the DVD. Instead, add a layer of rigor to your students’ study of The Princess Bride with this packet of print-and-teach materials that will take four days to comp
Feudal Japan in the Middle Ages: Students explore first person accounts!
This Feudal Japan lesson is included in the larger Medieval Japan unit, located here:
Medieval Japan: A Unit Plan! 4 Engaging Lessons to Teach Japan's Middle Ages!
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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 is an 8th grade reading comprehension assessment package that includes two different common core aligned assessments for informational text (nonfiction). They can be used as a pre- and post-assessment at the beginning and end of the year. This would also be a great screening tool at the beginni
$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
**NEW UPDATE FOR THE 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS (11/8/17)***
Update includes Summer and Winter versions of the document as well as website links, video links, and article updates specific to these Olympic games.
This product includes 20 student worksheets about several Olympic-related topics. That's up
Anne Frank Novel Study - The Diary of a Young Girl, a 225 page/slide Common-Core aligned Complete Literature Guide for the BOOK, not the play, using Paper OR Paperless Google Drive - It's your choice! Both versions are included with your purchase. This guide can be used as a Print and Go Printables
Editable Common Core ELA Standards Checklists Grade 8 - easy to use and customize for your own use.
This IS included in my Common Core Bundle for Grades 6, 7, 8
AND Common Core ELA Standards Checklists for Grades 6, 7, 8
This 62-page resource features all of the English Language Arts Common Core S
As you begin a study of fairy tales or any fantasy-based literature, use this activity that examines two argument essays about the impact fairy tales have on children. In “Fairy Tales: A Nightmare in Disguise,” the writer argues that fairy tales are the cause of several social ills. In the other ess
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
Common Core Aligned: Free Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizer for Any Subject and Any Topic
This very simple, one-page graphic organizer has become one of the best study and review techniques that I use in my biology classes. It forces students to think deeply about two topics or concepts as t
With the Common Core’s new emphasis on non-fiction, informational texts, it’s important to bring in fresh resources to engage our students. Toward the end of your study of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, use the following lesson materials to help students make real-world connections between the la
We've added FREE BONUS materials to this resource!! Thanks to a request from TPT user Amandalyn1439, we've added CCSS Skill Growth Charts for all of the Common Core ELA Reading Literature Standards to the end of this resource!
- 3 Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Informati
Nonfiction Independent Reading
This reading response resource is interactive and perfect for assessing nonfiction independent reading. Better yet, it covers ALL of the informational text standards! It is easy to use, simple to grade, and can be assigned over and over again for books or articles.
Strengthen digital literacy by helping students identify bias and evaluate online resources. Critical for research skills!
Do your students ever say, “It was the first thing that came up when I googled it.” Or “It’s on the internet, so it must be true.”
Sound familiar? Digital literacy include
Comparing Confucianism, Taoism, and Legalism! Common Core Primary Source Analysis!
This Confucianism, Taoism, & Legalism lesson is included in the large Ancient China Unit, located here:
Ancient China Unit!
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In this highly engaging Confuci
This document includes a rubric for EVERY Common Core ELA Literature and Informational Text Standard! What a time saver! Use this document to evaluate student progress or hand a copy to each student for self-assessment of written work.
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Teach 8th grade reading comprehension skills with these common core discussion task cards. Each card has an 8th grade stem question that can be used after reading any non-fiction or fiction text. Each card has a stem question that can be used after reading any non-fiction or fiction text. Every rea
This item contains 184 pages of materials to use to implement the common core reading standards into your classroom. It includes:
*An Explanation of Each of the Standards
*Student Response Sheets to Apply the Standards
Reading Literature 7.1. and 8.1.
Comparing Feudalism in Europe and Japan: A Self-Directed Learning Activity!
This Feudalism lesson is included in the larger Medieval Japan unit, located here:
Medieval Japan: A Unit Plan! 4 Engaging Lessons to Teach Japan's Middle Ages!
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Want a great way for students to engage in a group activity while they examine eyewitness testimony, artifacts, primary sources, and solve a historical mystery? Download The Abraham Lincoln Assassination CSI!
This exciting activity can be used to challenge individual students or to encourage colla
This item is a close reading for students on World War II and the Holocaust. It contains letters from three different soldiers. Students have to analyze the letters closely to fill out the graphic organizer and answer the questions. There is a big push to cite textual evidence in the students' an
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.
NO PREP! READY TO GO!
1-page passages paired with 1-page targeted tasks for 10 Reading Inf
This collection of 40 task cards is aligned to the Grade 8 Common Core Standards. These task cards cover ALL of the Literature and Informational Text Standards. Use them with any book or informational text.
They are a great way to introduce the Common Core Standards to your students. Use them for:
Back to School bonanza! All about Me in a fun new way!!!
Summer is over, but the fun has just begun! Start your students out researching and creating on the first day of school! This project uses Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Theory to offer students a variety of activities to complete a bac
Esperanza Rising has so much nonfiction to include in the novel study. In this, students will read about, analyze, and discuss the historical farm labor strikes in California.
TEXT: Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2,3,6,7
Answer Key Included!
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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
This reading assessment is focused on the ten common core reading informational standards common to grades 6, 7, and 8. There are a total of 29 assessment questions in two formats: multiple choice and constructed response.
There are also 3 full-length writing responses based on the text- narrat
This is a cross-curricular lesson intended to teach English/Language Arts students about author's POV in informational text, while also giving them background knowledge on a key figure of the American Revolution: Benedict Arnold.
In this lesson, students read two articles with conflicting points of
question stems, CCSS questions, ELA questions, informational text questions, test questions
200 Common Core Reading: Informational Texts Question Stems and Annotated Standards specifically written for Grade 8 Meet the rigor and demands of the Common Core with ease with these standard-specific quest
Common Core Standards for Reading Information Posters for Back to school. CCSS for reading information in grade 7 summarized in kid friendly language. Use as I CAN posters or as a slide show. You can go over the standards with your students, and afterwards you can print out the slides and laminate t
A Webquest for Real World Project-Based Learning
Students become school supply designers in this interactive webquest. The familiar desk objects open new worlds to critical thinking and collaboration as students make decisions about school supply form, function, and fun through project-based learni
MY STUDENTS PILOTED THE SMARTER BALANCED TEST AND SAID THAT THIS REALLY PREPARED THEM FOR THE ASSESSMENT!
This item is a lesson plan / performance task I have designed to align with the Common Core Reading and Language Arts Standards. It includes handouts for students and rubrics to assess them wi
This Article of the Week is designed to be done each week with a different article. At first, it will take the students longer, and the first article or so should be done as a class and scaffolded. But students get faster and faster as they master all the Reading Informational Text standards again a
The following resource includes 24 reading passages and questions aligned to the common core standards. This would be great practice prior to testing!
*RL.7.9. - 4 text sets
*RL.8.9. - 7 text sets
*RI.7.9. - 3 text sets
*RI.8.9. - 7 text sets
The google presentation is availab
Common Core "I Can" statements for 8th grade for the Reading Literature and Reading Information strands. The statements make are combined across the stands when possible to across strands are combined when possible. Also, to make the statements easier to post, they are on half sheets.
Circular Venn diagrams can be difficult to write in. In this rectangular version students can easily write differences in the 2 separate boxes and especially in the overlapping space to include features or characteristics that the two topics have in common. The rectangular Venn diagram can be used
This middle school resource illuminates the behind-the-scenes story of the presidential inauguration. Full of interesting facts and differentiated articles, this will captivate your
students. How many people come to view the inauguration? How does the president get moved into the White House? Why
Welcome to your indispensable Common Core reading resource! EVERYTHING you need to effectively teach reading for your grade level. Put these sheets in a binder with tabs for each CCSS. Behind each sheet you can file independent response sheets and text ideas (a copy of the book cover, article, etc.)
This is a complete chapter-by-chapter reading guide to go along with Witches! The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer. Sheets can be assigned for homework, independent reading, literature circles, quizzes, or even completed as a class.
**This is intended to be used with th
950+ page book for teaching Common Core literacy! Fully reproducible student and teacher resources!
A Common Sense Guide for Common Core Literacy is a must-have for teachers who are responsible for implementing the new Common Core State Standards in their classrooms. With nearly 1,000 pages of info
Grade 8 English Language Arts (ELA) Tool Kit for Educators: Standards Aligned Sample Questions, Apps, Books, Articles and Videos to Promote Personalized Learning and Student Engagement, SBAC Edition
This book is a directory of educational resources that every teacher and parent will find useful whi
This handout provides students with space to practice annotations and note-taking. Students read a primary source account of the African slave trade and the Middle Passage. Excellent practice for Common Core State Standards. Ideal for US History and English classes. For older students - contains gra