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Close Reading Freebie
Close reading is a big part of the Common Core and an important skill to master. This freebie includes a close reading poster, 3 graphic organizers (one for each read), and a set of 6 "Talk Time" discussion prompt cards. These resources came from my Close Reading Toolkit for Informational Text but
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Thanksgiving Activities {FREE Pilgrims & Native Americans Informational Texts}
We hope you enjoy these free sample pages from our Thanksgiving Unit! Includes: 1-page text on Pilgrim Clothing 1-page Pilgrim Clothing Diagram 1-page text on Native American Clothing 1-page Native American Diagram Compare and Contrast Worksheet For the full text go to: Thansgiving Activity {Nati
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{FREE} Non-Fiction Text Structures -- Student Reference Sheet
Enjoy this FREE, colorful "Non-Fiction Text Structure" Student Reference Sheet to introduce or review the five most common non-fiction text structures! Students can use the signal words and visual reminders on this reference sheet to identify text structures, and integrate the organizational patte
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Close Reading Toolbox FREEBIE
This free download includes all of the printable pieces that you will need to make your own Close Reading Toolboxes. Click HERE to visit my blog and learn more about these Close Reading Toolboxes!! Materals Needed: • Plastic Picture Boxes (which can be purchased on Amazon or at most craft stores)
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FREEBIE Narrative, Informational, Opinion, Procedural, & Persuasive Templates
FREEBIE Narrative, Informational, Opinion, Procedural, & Persuasive Writing Templates These are templates I have used in my classroom for our narrative, informational, persuasive, procedural, and opinion writing units. Please visit my blog Little Minds at Work for pictures and details on how
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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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Biography Report Foldable Flip Book
Often times we don't have time to do long projects, but it is still important that students learn about the people who have come before them. Not only that, biographies offer our students the opportunity to have a choice in their learning. They can read about who they are interested in. This folda
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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
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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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Book Elements, Text Features, and Web Features {Freebie)
This freebie file contains a week worth of lessons with videos to introduce each of the following essential questions... What are book elements? What is the difference between fiction and non-fiction? How can text features help the reader understand the passage? The file includes three journals...
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Informational Writing {Freebie}
This editable freebie was created to assist students writing expository papers. Provided are four animal groups with 12 animals in each group. Aquatic: crab, crocodile, dolphin, duck, fish, frog, octopus, sea horse, shark, toad, turtle, and whale Farm: billy goat, chicken, cow, cat, dog, duck, h
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Nonfiction Text Features Poster
This free download is a single-page legal-sized poster illustrating common text features found in nonfiction texts.
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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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My Favorite Non-Fiction Series - FREEBIES
This resource includes a collection of activities that I use in my classroom with some of my favorites non-fiction books. I also wrote about and featured these resources in a post that can be found HERE!! Updated on 3/5/17 to add a printable for the book What If You Had An Animal Nose!?
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Non-Fiction Pilgrim Book
Studying Pilgrims? We created a child-friendly non-fiction Pilgrim reader perfect for elementary aged students. Contents: Who were the Pilgrims? The move to America Building a home Growing food What to wear? Fun and Games Thanksgiving
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Bat Informational Unit FREEBIE
Included are a FREE cut and glue bat diagram and a fill-in the blank bat diagram. Below is information on the FULL bat unit. To purchase the full unit, go to: Visit Bats Common Core Non-Fiction Unit FULL Bat Unit is 40+ pages and includes printable student informational text, common core al
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[Guided Reading Plans] for Nonfiction
I put these plans into action when I am utilizing a set of nonfiction leveled texts with Common Core questions (click here to see the passages I use). I use short nonfiction texts in my guided reading groups to teach nonfiction skills in the context of Social Studies topics. It makes integrating EL
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Close Reading Starter Pack for Grades 3-5 freebie
This pack includes 4 organizers that can be used to Close Read ANY text, 2 close reading bookmarks (symbols & the close reading process), and 12 partner discussion questions. ***************************************************************************** Love Interactive Notebooks, but hate findin
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Nonfiction Reading Responses ~ 2nd-5th Grades
These versatile reading responses can be used for many nonfiction selections! They are appropriate for 2nd through 5th grade. Consider using the reading responses for: ~magazine articles ~online articles ~newspaper articles ~nonfiction basal selections ~science/social studies textbooks ~short nonfi
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Bloom's Taxonomy Brain Work
Do you have high-level students in your room who need something to do when they are finished with their work? Or do you need a nonfiction reading center that incorporates the different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy? This freebie contains two choice boards with six activities from which to choose.
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Arctic Animals Informational Text - Free
These are free sample pages from our Arctic Animals unit. It includes text about polar bears, polar bear diagram, polar bear questioning page and a follow-up writing sheet. We hope you enjoy our work. Feedback (especially on freebies) is always appreciated! Our full unit is over 130 pages and
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Main Idea and Details Organizer FREEBIE
Help your students identify the main idea and details of a paragraph or text with this organizer. The organizer aligns with the Common Core State Standards for ELA, specifically: •CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the
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Common Core ELA Informational Text Article (Cheetah)
Common Core ELA Informational Text Article (Cheetah) Add this to your Common Core Informational Text Nonfiction folder. This packet of ready to print student worksheets includes an article about cheetahs with student worksheets,questions and answers. Questions and activities align with: CCSS.ELA
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Nonfiction Text Feature Notebook
This is a great way to teach and reinforce nonfiction text features/information text features in your classroom! Students will be actively engaged in your lessons and will take pride in their notebooks. Students will create a scrapbook/interactive notebook by looking for text feature examples or cre
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Arctic Fox Informational Text: Main Idea, Comprehension Questions, Facts
Are you looking to improve your students' written responses to informational texts? Do your students struggle with writing or identifying the main idea? Do your students need extra practice with comprehension? This sampler pack of an arctic fox informational reading passages and comprehension questi
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Life Cycle of a Butterfly
Butterfly Life Cycle This fun butterfly life cycle center incorporates reading, writing and science. Students can read a book on butterflies, observe butterflies in your classroom or go to student friendly sites to help them learn about the butterfly life cycle. Then, students will put the butt
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Non-Fiction Book Report
2-sided Non-Fiction Book Report to be used with any non-fiction book. Encourages students to access background knowledge, make connections, ask questions, summarize, define new terms, and more.
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Non-Fiction Text Feature Checklist/Scavanger Hunt
This is a worksheet to be used when learning about text features. This scavenger hunt goes along with the Non-Fiction Text Feature Poster set. This could be used as a center activity once the text features are taught. This helps to encourage students to pay attention to text features as they r
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FREEBIE Research Templates {for primary learners}
FREEBIE Research Templates {for primary learners} Are your kiddos starting a research project? These templates will help guide them in their research! These templates would work great alongside my Nonfiction Easy Readers Visit my blog Little Minds at Work Follow me on Facebook
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Penguin Research with Nonfiction Text Features {Freebie}
Your students will have fun researching and learning all about penguins while compiling their very own penguin book with nonfiction text features (table of contents, headings, captions, diagrams and labels, photograph, map, and a glossary). Page Content(s) 1 cover page 1 table of contents page 4 fa
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All About Polar Bears {Non-Fiction Writing}
All About Polar Bears: I hope that you enjoy this fun polar bear freebie! Use these activities to supplement any non-fiction polar bear unit. This pack includes: -7-page All About Polar Bears book template -2 polar bear graphic organizers (a KWL chart and a Can/Have/Are chart) -Invitation to a Pola
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Reindeer / Caribou and Penguin Non-Fiction Text and Activity FREE!
Reindeer / Caribou and Penguin Non-Fiction Freebie is taken from GreatMinds123's Penguins Non-Fiction Unit and Caribou/Reindeer Non-Fiction Unit This free product includes: * Caribou Diet Informational Text Page * Caribou Diagram (black & white) * Caribou Diagram (color) * Penguin Diet In
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FREEBIE: The 5 Nonfiction Text Structures - A Student Guide
FREEBIE: The 5 Nonfiction Text Structures - A Student Guide Provide your students with this guide to help them remember the 5 nonfiction text structures. It's perfect for them to keep in their reading folder to refer to throughout your non-fiction unit. You may also like these other nonfiction
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Sub Plans: A Non-fiction Activity for Your Sub Tub
A free activity for your Sub Tub! We have created two full days worth of stand-alone sub plans that can be used any time of the year. This freebie is an example of the type of lessons we provide when you purchase a full day’s plan. All our plans are a SNAP to assemble and easy for a sub to follow.
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Non-Fiction Text Features Freebie
This unit is designed for students who are beginning to explore non-fiction text features. This packet concentrates on some of the more prominent text features... table of contents, glossary, text types, captions, pictures, labels, and index that you find in primary level non-fiction books. *Non-F
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Martin Luther King Jr. Poem FREEBIE
This is a Martin Luther King Jr. poem included in my packet. Take a look at the packet HEREYou Might Also Like: Martin Luther King Jr. Writing, Sentence Starters/Stems, Paragraph Writing Transitions HERE --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Penguin Non-Fiction Book
Doing a unit or theme on penguins? This non-fiction book is a great resource to use for doing a research project or for reading an informational text.
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Free Download - Nov. Instant Listening Center -QR Codes-Great for Centers!
Just add i-pods or i-pads and your students are ready to hear five stories. Instructions are included. Laminate this page, and put it in your listening center. Watch how fast your children are engaged! Be the first to know about my new sales, freebies and products: • Look for the green star nea
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Kid Friendly Penguin Research
This packet includes 6 different cards that students can use to do Penguin Research. These cards are written in kid-friendly language and have real photos. Facts Included: Penguins Playful Penguins Penguin Predators Penguin Babies Dinner Time Penguin Bodies Enjoy! Jennie
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Nonfiction Text Structures Chart
This is a resource for teachers and students to keep handy when learning about Nonfiction Text Structures and how to distinguish them. Laminate and post in your room when talking about Nonfiction Text Structures and print out a copy for each of your students to keep in their Language Arts Folder!
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All About Nonfiction Text Features Book
Students can use this book to help keep track of their understanding of nonfiction text features. Text features included in this book are: *Table of Contents *Pictures & Captions *Labels *Bold Print *Glossary *Index *Fact Box *Heading *Sub Heading Students write one or two sentences describing
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Non-Fiction Text Features Reference Sheet
This is a great tool for students to keep in their binders to reference when identifying and describing features of non-fiction text. Even in black and white, they will have a clear set of examples of the features most commonly found in informational texts.
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Main Idea and Details Foldable FREEBIE!
My first graders got so much out of this foldable that I wanted to share it with you. It's free forever! Use this foldable with students to reinforce the main idea and details of informative text. To make, students cut out the foldable, fold down the middle, and cut the dotted lines of the details.
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Phases of the Moon Freebie
This is a free sample from our 1st-3rd grade Moon Phases unit. The full unit includes 78 pages with student texts, extensions, posters and more. Click here to see our FULL unit. Moon Phases. We also have a new Patterns in Nature Unit with more moon, sun, stars, and seasonal patterns materials!
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Nonfiction Text Features Introduction
This lesson is a perfect introduction to nonfiction text features such as diagrams, labels, captions, glossary, etc. The lesson is completely interactive to keep your students engaged. It features a 'Roll and Define' game to wrap up the lesson. PLEASE NOTE: Smart Notebook software must be downlo
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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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American Symbols FREE American Flag Activities
This is a freebie from our American Symbols Unit. Included in this freebie is a sample student information page and 2 follow-up activities. For more American Symbols resources please check out our full units which include student texts, note taking pages, teacher notes, craft projects, printable f
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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
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Nonfiction Text Features Posters with Monsters
Do you need fun and engaging nonfiction text features posters? This FREEBIE includes full pages of eight different text features such as title, table of contents, graphic aids, labels, glossary, index, maps and highlighted text. All posters include the name of the text feature, its purpose, and an e
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FREE Shark Information Text
I have created a short 8 page shark booklet with different facts about sharks and photographs to add to each page. Each page fits 4 to a sheet to save on ink and paper :) After the fact pages, there is also a page where students can write what they learned from the book (a little interactive after
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Red Ribbon Week- Drug Awareness: Non-Fiction Reader for Young Kids
Check out this rhyming non-fiction reader to help your young kiddos understand Red Ribbon Week and Drug Awareness. This book has the words at the top and allows for your students to help make this story more meaningful by adding the illustrations. How do you use this book? Print a class book. Rea
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Non-Fiction Text Structures Flip-Flap and Graphic Organizers--Freebie
This freebie includes an interactive notebook flip-flap and five graphic organizers. The non-fiction text structures that are included are: -Description -Sequence -Compare & Contrast -Problem & Solution -Cause & Effect I hope this will be a valuable resource in your classroom. Created
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