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Nonfiction - Central Idea and Writing Summaries {FREE}
Under the Common Core Standards, students must be able to identify a main idea in their reading as early as grade 2. The concept of finding a main or central idea and being able to provide an objective summary of a text continues to be found in each grade, up to grade 12. These easy-to-use graphic o
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Holocaust Victims Identity Cards for ELA, History - Common Core Aligned
Holocaust Victims Identity Cards for ELA, HIstory - Common Core Aligned These identity cards are designed to help students make personal connections with the victims of the Holocaust, and could be used before a novel study or a history lesson. Included: *37 ID cards (Jewish, Roma, Jehovah’s Witnes

Also included in: Holocaust & Night by Elie Wiesel Bundle of Resources

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NonFiction Student Worksheet
NONFICTION STUDENT WORKSHEETS My non-fiction student worksheet template is best used with non-fiction books, autobiographies, biographies, articles and fact based texts. It's a great tool to help kids become familiar with nonfiction text and is aligned with the Common Core's section titled Readin
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Main Idea and Summary for Non-fiction
Here is a main idea graphic organizer and summary page for a non-fiction text. This can be used with any non-fiction piece, and can be adapted for fiction as well.
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Nonfiction Reading Response FREE
For a class informational text, book clubs (literature circles), or independent reading, this packet will challenge your students to summarize and to analyze nonfiction literary elements using textual evidence and critical thinking. The standards-based questions are open-ended enough to use with a v

Also included in: Independent Reading Response Journal Bundle

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Biography PowerPoint Presentation
Hope you enjoy this FREE item! :) This presentation defines "biography" and "autobiography," and it explains the 10 elements of a biography. I typically have several biographies/autobiographies on display as I give this presentation, plus show students how to search in the card catalog for biographi
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Nonfiction Text Features {THIEVES}
THIEVES- STEAL INFORMATION FROM NON-FICTION Students take a picture walk through a picture book to get an idea about what they will be reading about. It helps them become better readers. However, when they get to a non-fiction book, or text-book, they often stop taking a picture walk. {THIEVES} h
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Reginald Punnett: A Not Very Famous Scientist You Should Know
Teach about the scientist who revolutionized the practical application of genetics by inventing the Punnett Square. Why do so many people know so little about a man who had such a profound and continuing effect on agriculture and the breeding of everything from chickens to dogs? Do you even know h

Also included in: Heredity and Genetics: Unit Resources Bundle

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I Am Malala Short Answer Questions
Use this ready-to-print worksheet as a guide alongside the Young Reader's Edition of I Am Malala. With 30 short answer ?s, give to your students at the beginning of the unit to allow them to explore, analyze, and discuss the text! Connections to subjects like: social justice, Pakistani culture, lite
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Free Interactive Reading Notebook Activity: Connect the Dots
Free Download! Common Core Aligned Interactive Reading Notebook Activity: Connect the Dots Students will make connections between ideas/concepts, events, and individuals. This also includes a blank template so you can assign your own ideas for students to connect. Aligned with the Common Core Sta

Also included in: Interactive Reading Notebook Fiction and Nonfiction Mega Bundle

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Reading Response Questions for Citing Textual Evidence
Reading Response questions and prompts for fiction and non-fiction books that are aligned to Common Core Standards. All prompts ask for citation of textual evidence from the book a student is reading for pleasure and require the student to engage in the book he is reading on a deeper level to build
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Nonfiction Reading and Discussion: 2 FREE Samples
"Quick Thinking", a one page nonfiction reading guide featuring main ideas, details, vocabulary, text feature, and brief reflection. The second freebie is "Discussion Prep", a one page prewrite for quick brainstorming for full participation before a class discussion or debate. Features question, o
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FREE Writing a Summary Paragraph All Subjects 6-9
Detailed guide to summarizing nonfiction text. Includes an original text on teen smoking (both highlighted/underlined and non-highlighted versions); a step-by-step guide to summarizing it with examples from the original text; and the final summary paragraph based on the guide. Writing paragaphs is
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Autobiography Choice Board/Menu
This choice board, or menu, contains nine engaging activities for students to complete during and after reading an autobiography. The document contains the choice board and a template/instruction sheet for each activity described. Students will have the opportunity to write a biopoem, create a text
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Free Reading Bookmark Aid for Chapter & Textbooks
Do you have students who are reluctant to speak up in class and ask questions about the assigned reading or during oral reading time? If so, use these bookmarks so they can write their questions as they come up. Students turn them in and you can address the questions they had without revealing who a

Also included in: Literature Activities for ANY Novel or Story: 100+ Handouts BUNDLE

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Biography graphic organizer
Simple organizer for helping students write a biography about a famous person. The organizer is similar to 1/3 - 2/3's method of outlining, and listed in sequence. Organizer is designed to be used as a step in writing a biography for upper elementary and middle students.
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Current Event Article Reflection
I'm a stickler for the timeless current event activity. This is a comprehensive assessment of a student's nonfiction skills including: text features, accessing prior knowledge, summarizing, identifying the 5Ws and an H (Who, What, Where, When, Why and How), main idea and details, sequencing, and fac
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*Free*Note-Taking Sheets for Upper Elementary & Middle School Students
This FREE resource can be used with nonfiction texts in a variety of ways. Students can work independently and decide which sheet applies to what they are reading, or you can explicitly teach how to use each one. I’ve also used these to teach content in Social Studies. See the "Comments and Rati
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Intro to Genetics, Gregor Mendel - Engaging Science Reading
Great for elementary and middle school as an intro to new material. Often referred to as the "father of modern genetics," Gregor Mendel changed how we thought about traits being passed down. By studying pea plants, he was able to unravel some of the mysteries of heredity. This article focuses on
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Cereal Box Book Project
A different approach to book reports! Students will get excited when they have to read a biography or autobiography and create a cereal named after the subject in their book! This is a great alternative to book reports and a fun way to get kids to read non-fiction books. This interative activity
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Nonfiction Book Review FREE
Nonfiction Book Review. Free! A printable book report or analysis sheet. Question and answer constructed response format. Give to students to analyze and evaluate any nonfiction book they have read. Requires higher order thinking. 2 pages. Print and go. Good for a whole class assignment or use for i

Also included in: Nonfiction Vocabulary and Structure Bundle - Grades 4 - 8

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Nonfiction Book Report Menu
If you would like to assign your middle-school students a book report project, but you want them to have choices in how they present their learning, try out this TGI Nonfiction's Menu. It provides a selection of appetizers, entrees, and desserts, each with varying possible points. After reading thei
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Teacher's Guide to Text Mapping FREEBIE
Have you heard of Text Mapping? Are you intrigued and want to learn more? If you are interested in trying this unique pre-reading method with your students, download this Teacher's Guide and begin immediately! Then visit www.textmapping.org to learn more! Founder David Middlebrook's website include
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Analyzing a Biography - A Simple Study
Note: Some of my products have some “out there” ideas. Make sure to look at the preview before purchasing. Everyone's classroom is unique and while these lessons work within my classroom, that may not be the case in another’s room. A biography, in its simplest terms, is the story of another person'
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