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Main Idea Task Cards: Differentiated with stated and non-stated topic sentence
Main Idea Task Cards: Differentiated with stated and non-stated topic sentence
Each of these Main Idea cards features a short informational text (nonfiction) passage to help your students master this challenging reading strategy. The 48 cards are divided into two sets of 24 cards each for differentiated learning. The paragraphs on Set 1 begin with a topic sentence, which make
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Summarizing Task Cards: Informational Text Short Passages
Summarizing Task Cards: Informational Text Short Passages
Each of these 24 Task Cards features a short, nonfiction paragraph. Students are challenged to summarize the paragraph in just twelve words or less. By presenting only one paragraph at a time, the often overwhelming task of summarizing becomes much more manageable. In addition, the word count limit w
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Cause and Effect Task Cards | Cause and Effect Short Passages | Text Structure
Cause and Effect Task Cards | Cause and Effect Short Passages | Text Structure
Use these 24 cards to help your students identify cause and effect relationships in text. Each card features a short passage and asks students to identify both a cause and an effect from the text. Great for test prep or as extra practice for your text structures lesson. You could use them orally wi
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Informational Text Structures Task Cards
Informational Text Structures Task Cards
Here are 32 short passage cards to help students identify different types of informational text structures. Five text structures are used: description, sequence (sometime called chronological), compare and contrast, cause and effect, and problem and solution. Each card features a short informational
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Nonfiction Text Features Task Cards for Informational Text
Nonfiction Text Features Task Cards for Informational Text
Use these 24 Nonfiction Text Feature Task Cards as a supplemental activity to increase your students' understanding and to help them to use nonfiction (informational text) resources more effectively. Each of these 24 cards includes a nonfiction text feature term, a short definition, and a writing tas
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Informational Text Reading Skills Task Cards { Comprehension Skill Review }
Informational Text Reading Skills Task Cards { Comprehension Skill Review }
32 half-page informational text task cards with 4 comprehension questions and tasks on EACH card for a total of 128 informational text questions! Engage your students in meaningful practice and review key reading skills associated with informational and nonfiction text. Each task card features a de
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Dr. Seuss Author Study
Dr. Seuss Author Study
This 47 page pack has everything you need to teach about Dr. Seuss and to study his books. Not only will you learn about his life, you will also be able to go deep into his books to look at lessons learned, moral and meaning, the author's message, and more! A Biography Reading Passage and G
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Summarizing Paraphrasing Quoting Text Task Cards
Summarizing Paraphrasing Quoting Text Task Cards
16 half-page informational text task cards with three prompts on each card to help your students practice summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting nonfiction texts! Have you students complete all three prompts to learn and easily see the difference between the three concepts, or have them complete onl
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Comparing Texts on the Same Topic Task Cards
Comparing Texts on the Same Topic Task Cards
16 sets of paired passages (32 informational passages total) to help students compare texts on the same topic or event. Each card includes two passages with an overall main idea and also an individual focus to each passage. This product also includes a comprehension quick check page (one question f
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Analyzing Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts of the Same Event Task Cards
Analyzing Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts of the Same Event Task Cards
16 sets of paired passages (32 informational passages total) to help students analyze firsthand and secondhand accounts of the same event. Each set of paired passages includes a firsthand account as well as a secondhand account. This product also includes two posters describing the difference betwe
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Gr 4-6 Nonfiction Article & Tasks for Finding & Using Text Evidence Common Core
Gr 4-6 Nonfiction Article & Tasks for Finding & Using Text Evidence Common Core
Grades 4-6: Students read a two-page article on Popular Dog Breeds, the complete Tasks One, Two, & Three: Task One: Doggie Stats - Students must skim the article for text evidence to find specific information for graphic organizer. Task Two: Matching Dogs & Owners - Students must read a short
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Text Detectives- Find the Text Evidence! January Edition
Text Detectives- Find the Text Evidence! January Edition
Do your students have trouble finding text evidence to support their answers to basic comprehension questions? After reading short passages, your students will underline the textual evidence that answers each basic comprehension question using a simple color-code. The January pack is perfect for lea
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Titanic! NO PREP Nonfiction Text Features & Comparing Multiple Accounts 4-8
Titanic! NO PREP Nonfiction Text Features & Comparing Multiple Accounts 4-8
Spice up your lessons with this Titanic Pack! Just like all of my other activity packs, these lessons are FUN, extremely high-interest, organized, RIGOROUS, and ready to teach today!
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Text Detectives- Find the Text Evidence! November Edition
Text Detectives- Find the Text Evidence! November Edition
Do your students have trouble finding text evidence to support their answers to basic comprehension questions? After reading short passages, your students will underline the textual evidence that answers each basic comprehension question using a simple color-code. This Text Detectives pack includes
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Non-Fiction TEXT FEATURES Posters & Activity
Non-Fiction TEXT FEATURES Posters & Activity
With ELA standards putting a heavy emphasis on non-fiction, being able to use text features is essential to reading success. This is a set of 12 posters plus a corresponding activity to help students identify, understand, and use text features. Each poster measures 8x10 and include
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Informational Text Structures Craftivity (featuring 20 passages!!)
Informational Text Structures Craftivity (featuring 20 passages!!)
Text Structure Craftivity: This engaging activity puts a fun spin on learning nonfiction text structures! It also makes a creative bulletin board or school hallway display! It can even be used as a valuable addition to your students' interactive notebooks! I split this activity into two days. Da
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Main Idea Task Cards & Assessment
Main Idea Task Cards & Assessment
Finding the main idea of a paragraph is the focus of these task cards and assessments/worksheets. • Task Cards - Students read a paragraph on each card, choose the correct main idea, and record their answer. Includes 20 task cards, recording sheet, answer key. These can be used in literacy centers,
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Text Detectives- Find the Text Evidence! February Edition
Text Detectives- Find the Text Evidence! February Edition
Do your students have trouble finding text evidence to support their answers to basic comprehension questions? After reading short passages, your students will underline the textual evidence that answers each basic comprehension question using a simple color-code. The February pack is perfect for le
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A Roller Coaster Day 7-Hour Complete Sub Plan Thematic Unit for GRADES 5-6 CCSS
A Roller Coaster Day 7-Hour Complete Sub Plan Thematic Unit for GRADES 5-6 CCSS
A Roller Coaster Day 7-Hour Complete Sub Plan Thematic Unit for GRADES 5-6 CCSS Grades 5-6. This packet includes everything you need for a complete interdisciplinary interactive unit on roller coasters. I created this unit to leave with a sub for 5th-6th graders to complete in a day. The students w
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Nonfiction Text Features Foldable Craftivity (intro version and book version)
Nonfiction Text Features Foldable Craftivity (intro version and book version)
This engaging foldable pack includes two different activities related to nonfiction text features. ACTIVITY 1: Introduction to Text Features Foldable- I use this as an introduction activity. I give each student a packet, and I place my own copy under the doc camera. We go through each text fea
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Reading Genre and Text Types Display Posters
Reading Genre and Text Types Display Posters
45 genre posters to display one at a time or all year long! Adorable clipart and short explanations for all readers includes: fiction and nonfiction posters for younger grades or headers PLUS all these more specific genres informational literature prose fiction bio autobiography memoir myth pourquoi
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Text Detectives- Find the Text Evidence! December Edition
Text Detectives- Find the Text Evidence! December Edition
Do your students have trouble finding text evidence to support their answers to basic comprehension questions? After reading short passages, your students will underline the textual evidence that answers each basic comprehension question using a simple color-code. The December pack is perfect for le
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Veterans Day
Veterans Day
Veterans Day Veterans Day Activities for Close Reading Differentiated Activites for Veterans Day, Grades 4-8 Close Reading Veterans Day Activities Download, print, and you're ready to teach! This product includes 7 fun, challenging, and engaging reading activities that all have a V
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Main Idea PowerPoint
Main Idea PowerPoint
Main Idea PowerPoint: This is a step-by-step PowerPoint designed to introduce main idea and supporting details. This 47-slide PowerPoint was designed to accompany my best selling "main idea ice cream cone craftivity", so be sure to check out that product, too! I hope that by using this ice cream con
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A Zoo Day 7-Hour Complete Sub Plan Thematic Unit for Grades 3-4 Common Core
A Zoo Day 7-Hour Complete Sub Plan Thematic Unit for Grades 3-4 Common Core
A Zoo Day 7-Hour Complete Sub Plan Thematic Unit for Grades 3-4 Common Core For Grades 3-4. For my 5th-6th grade version with more complex text and tasks, click he
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Informational Text Features Task Cards
Informational Text Features Task Cards
These 32 multiple choice cards to help your students understand the different types of informational text (nonfiction) features such as index, glossary, bold print, diagrams, maps, captions etc. In addition to the 32 question cards, there is also a Challenge Card that can be used with any other card
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Restate the Question Task Cards
Restate the Question Task Cards
32 DIFFERENTIATED Restating the Question Task Cards! Each card includes a brief paragraph (16 fiction restating the question cards and 16 nonfiction restating the question cards) and a short who, what, where, when, why, or how question to be answered. The brief passages and questions are designed t
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Washington and Lincoln Timelines {Presidents} for Kindergarten and First Grade
Washington and Lincoln Timelines {Presidents} for Kindergarten and First Grade
Want all my timelines? Click here to get all 10 of them! MEGA Bundle Timelines for Social Studies You are receiving simple timelines (blackline versions) to
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Comparing and Contrasting- 6  Nonfiction Passages
Comparing and Contrasting- 6 Nonfiction Passages
UPDATED Nov 2016- Fixed formatting on pages that had the last choice blocked. *UPDATED Jan 2014- same great content, new formatting. Much more student friendly! *UPDATED Nov 2014- formatted font to make it easier to differentiate between commas and periods. This is a nonfiction text set that inclu
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Main Idea and Details Craftivity- The Earth Foldable Book
Main Idea and Details Craftivity- The Earth Foldable Book
Here's a hands-on, creative way to practice identifying the main idea and detail sentences! This is an engaging activity where your students match 3 details to the main idea. All of the main idea sentences are related to the Earth. These are the main ideas: Earth has a very specific place in the so
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What Does the "Text" Say?
What Does the "Text" Say?
“What Does the Fox Say?” is such hit with kids right now! Why not use the catchy tune, to engage them in finding text evidence?! This “Ready-to-Print” product contains 13 reading response printables that require students to pull direct quotes from a selection. These printables can be used on their
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Thanksgiving Activities
Thanksgiving Activities
Thanksgiving Activities Thanksgiving Activities for Reading Thanksgiving Activities for Middle School Thanksgiving: Let's Talk Turkey! A DIFFERENT Thanksgiving ELA & Reading Unit Grades 4-8 Forget your old Thanksgiving lesson plans! Your students do NOT want to hear about the first Thank
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Nonfiction Text Feature Powerpoint
Nonfiction Text Feature Powerpoint
This nonfiction text feature power point presentation works perfectly by itself, however was intended to compliment my Nonfiction Text Feature Activities with Real Nonfiction Articl
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Inference Task Cards - Inferencing with Informational Text
Inference Task Cards - Inferencing with Informational Text
Use these 24 informational text (nonfiction) inference task cards to help your students draw conclusions and make inferences. Each card features a short, engaging passage, a text-dependent inference question, and a second question requiring students to justify their response. There is also a cover c
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Author's Purpose Posters, Task Cards: Persuade Inform Entertain Explain Describe
Author's Purpose Posters, Task Cards: Persuade Inform Entertain Explain Describe
Author's Purpose Posters, Task Cards: Persuade Inform Entertain Explain Describe This Author's Purpose pack is for teaching the expanded 5 author's purposes: Persuade, Inform, Entertain, Explain, and Describe. Teach author's purpose with these 5 colorful posters including definitions and examples an
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Text Structure Task Cards
Text Structure Task Cards
This set of 32 task cards will give your upper elementary and middle school students an opportunity to practice reading nonfiction passages and identifying the five types of text structures. These are the text structures addressed in Common Core Reading standards. It addresses the followin
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Nonfiction Text Features Assessment 1: Sharks
Nonfiction Text Features Assessment 1: Sharks
Nonfiction Text Features Assessment 1: Sharks Covers Common Core Reading Standards: 3rd: 3RI1, 3RI2, 3RI5, 3RI7 4th: 4RI1, 4RI2, 4RI7 Key Terms: heading, caption, diagram, bolded text, title, topic sentence, photo 20 Questions- labeling nonfiction text features, multiple choice, & short answe
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Comprehension Strategy Posters for Nonfiction Texts
Comprehension Strategy Posters for Nonfiction Texts
These comprehension strategy posters focus on the 9 reading comprehension strategies for informational or nonfiction texts: • Asking Questions • Determining Importance • Inferring • Making Connections • Monitoring Comprehension • Predicting • Summarizing • Synthesizing • Visualizing Students
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Main Idea PowerPoint Lesson
Main Idea PowerPoint Lesson
What's the Main Idea? PowerPoint Lesson and Test Prep Main Idea: Use this PowerPoint lesson which contains short narrative and expository paragraphs to teach or reteach the idea of identifying the main idea. This presentation is designed to aid you with the following Common Core
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A Zoo Day 7-Hour Complete Sub Plans Thematic Unit for Grades 5-6 Common Core
A Zoo Day 7-Hour Complete Sub Plans Thematic Unit for Grades 5-6 Common Core
A Zoo Day 7-Hour Complete Sub Plans Thematic Unit for Grades 5-6 Common Core For Grades 5-6. This packet includes everything you need for a complete interdisciplinary interactive unit on zoo animals. I created this unit to leave with a sub for 5th-6th graders to complete in a day. The students work
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Compare and Contrast Informational Texts on the Same Topic-  RI.2.9 & RI.3.9
Compare and Contrast Informational Texts on the Same Topic- RI.2.9 & RI.3.9
Reading comprehension passages and questions aligned to 2nd & 3rd Grade Common Core Compare/ Contrast standards. Encourages students to use text evidence in their answers by color coding. Texts are leveled. Makes differentiation and scaffolding easy! Table of Contents 1. How
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Informational Text Structures PowerPoint
Informational Text Structures PowerPoint
Nonfiction Text Structures PowerPoint: This powerpoint is ideal if you want to introduce the 5 nonfiction text structures to your students. Plus, all of the example paragraphs are related to soccer!! As a bonus, this file includes a 4-page PowerPoint companion. Students can write on the companion ha
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Current Events Printables - Use with Any Article! Great for Informational Text!
Current Events Printables - Use with Any Article! Great for Informational Text!
Here are 14 Ready to Use Current Events Activities. There are 12 Current Events worksheet and graphic organizers that can be used with any article. There is also a Current Events Sharing form for students to use with an article that will be shared with the class. In addition, I threw in a Newspaper S
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NonFiction Text Structure Sort
NonFiction Text Structure Sort
Non-fiction sort board, cards and recording sheet. This sort activity is intended for use at a literacy center. How does this work? The student places the six category cards on the marked spots. Next, they place the appropriate definition cards under the category cards. Then th
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Expository Text – Steve Jobs & Tools of Rhetoric, Non-Fiction, Multimedia, CCSS
Expository Text – Steve Jobs & Tools of Rhetoric, Non-Fiction, Multimedia, CCSS
Show your students a real-world application of the tools of rhetoric (ethos, pathos, and logos) as they examine the 2005 Stanford University Commencement Address given by Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs. The speech, which is filled with warmth, humor, and meaning, is a high-interest way to add the non-fi
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Government Unit
Government Unit
Who is our government? How did they get their job? What do they do for us? How does it all get financed? Your students will answer these questions as they create an interactive folder to demonstrate their learning! A way to make a sometimes complicated subject more interesting and fun! This unit was
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THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES: FIRST THANKSGIVING LAPBOOK WITH RESOURCES
THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES: FIRST THANKSGIVING LAPBOOK WITH RESOURCES
This Thanksgiving interactive lapbook is a high interest activity for any elementary grade level. Lapbooks can be used in every subject area, and they are perfect for differentiation in the classroom as students compare the Pilgrims and Native Americans. This product incorporates common core skills c
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Main Idea Practice {Main Idea Task Cards, MC, and Writing}
Main Idea Practice {Main Idea Task Cards, MC, and Writing}
This resource includes our two main idea resources bundled together at a discount price! This bundle contains 40 animal themed main idea reading passages, each in 3 different formats: multiple choice, task cards and writing response. Download Preview File Download the preview fil
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Text Structure Coloring Printables
Text Structure Coloring Printables
Text Structure Coloring Printables Text Structure of nonfiction is a difficult skill for students to understand. The best way I've found to teach it involves two things: 1 - Giving the students texts about the same topic but different structures side by side so they can see the difference in how t
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Nonfiction Text Features Kapow - Game / Center Common Core
Nonfiction Text Features Kapow - Game / Center Common Core
Nonfiction Text Features Kapow is sure to be a hit with your students! This new and exciting game will have your students on the edge of their seats as they practice and review nonfiction text features. Being that the Common Core has a big focus on nonfiction, you can be sure that you are providing y
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Informational Text Response (Non-Fiction Text Features Main Idea) Any Text
Informational Text Response (Non-Fiction Text Features Main Idea) Any Text
This is a wonderful tool that works with any type of informational or non-fiction text. This resource is Common Core aligned and was created for upper grades. Students are scaffolded through this response sheet. Students must complete a pre-read where they state what the article will be about, what t
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A Dog Day 7-Hour Complete Sub Plans Thematic Unit for Grades 5-6 Common Core
A Dog Day 7-Hour Complete Sub Plans Thematic Unit for Grades 5-6 Common Core
A Dog Day 7-Hour Complete Sub Plans Thematic Unit for Grades 5-6 Common Core This packet includes everything you need for a complete interdisciplinary interactive unit on dog breeds. I created this unit to leave with a sub for 5th-6th graders to complete in a day. All of the teachers (7 of us) had t
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