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Compare and Contrast Fiction and Nonfiction Texts
This activity has your students compare and contract a fiction and nonfiction texts. Page 1: Students will complete a venn diagram that will compare and contrast fiction and nonfiction texts. Page 2: After reading a fiction and nonfiction text students will use the information from the two texts an
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Comparing & Contrasting Two Nonfiction Texts {Editable}
This printable is a great way for students to practice comparing two fiction or nonfiction texts. There are two boxes for students to record the main idea, details, or events from two texts. It also includes a place to create multiple choice questions to check for student understanding. The entire
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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 incl
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Compare and Contrast Passages With Paired Texts - Nonfiction
Students learn and practice comparing and contrasting informational text through pictures and paired text passages. Picture comparisons and mainly non-fiction paired texts are fun for students to work on in as a class, in small groups, and independently. This resource is one of my top sellers! Th
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Compare & Contrast It! Fiction & Nonfiction Task Card Organizers Literacy Center
Compare and Contrast It, is a pack of 27 FICTION & NONFICTION task cards with fiction and nonfiction writing organizers (example keys included) for strengthening the compare/contrast reading strategy. This product works for most elementary grade levels but I believe it is best for second throug
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Primarily Penguins {Activities for Integrating Science and Literacy}
This 62-page download includes science and literacy activities focused on a study of penguins, with several opportunities to practice reading, writing, reasoning, and thinking. Included in this set of materials are: • Suggested book titles (both fiction and informational) • Original songs about
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Compare and Contrast Differentiated Leveled Texts and Questions
In this resource, there is a nonfiction reading passage based on Compare and Contrast. The leveled text summarizes the reading skill, how to compare and contrast, and why the skill is important for readers. It is differentiated for your high, mid, and lower level students as you study. Integrate rea
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Text vs. Film Compare + Contrast with SEL Nonfiction Article: Mindfulness
Compare + Contrast Text vs. Film (RI.7) assessment, independent practice printable or test prep activity using a high-interest SEL-aligned nonfiction article about mindfulness. Independent practice or assessment of common core ELA skills with social emotional intelligence content! - Nonfiction Art
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My Gruffalo resource is packed with fun activities, writing prompts, crafts, and ideas that pair perfectly with The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child. In this FREE video I will explain the various activities that are part of my Gruffalo companion resource which you can find here:
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Reading Unit: Compare and Contrast- Fiction and Nonfiction
This is a compare and contrast unit. There are three mini compare and contrast activities for your students to complete. Then there are 2 fiction and 2 nonfiction paired passages to compare and contrast. Also included is a test (this also includes a fiction and a nonfiction text) These would
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Reading Interactive Notebook: Nonfiction Text Activities
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
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Compare and Contrast Task Cards
Comparing and contrasting is a challenging reading skill. Each of these 27 cards features a short passage along with two text-dependent questions. To add more rigor, several of the cards may also require some inference for full understanding. Each card is focused either on people, places, events, or
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Nonfiction Text Structures NO PREP Bundle
This Nonfiction Text Structure Resource Bundle is a complete pack of resources to help you teach the four main text structures; Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Problem and Solution, and Chronological Order. I created these resources to align with the Common Core Standards for 4th and
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Nonfiction Text Structures Bundle of Activities
This nonfiction text structure bundle is designed to teach upper elementary and middle school students about the FIVE types of informational text structures in a way that will keep them engaged. It includes 117 passages. This Common Core bundle contains a wide variety of text struct
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4th Grade Reading Homework 4th Grade Morning Work Reading Comprehension Passages
This 4th Grade Spiral Reading resource is perfect for Reading HOMEWORK, Reading MORNING WORK, or a DAILY READING REVIEW! These quality written passages and text dependent questions build in complexity each week, as more skills are introduced. All pages are 100% EDITABLE
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Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Text - Compare and Contrast Passages
This 45 page compare and contrast resource helps you teach comparing and contrasting nonfiction texts / informational texts in a variety of different ways, not simply a Venn Diagram. Students will have the opportunity to compare two topics in the same text, as well as to compare and contrast two te
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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 t
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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 560-820. Makes differentiation and scaffolding easy! Table of Contents
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Text Structures | Activities & Passages for Teaching Nonfiction Text Structures
This resource contains several resources for you to use to explicitly teach informational text structures to your students. Click here to check out my Reading Units Bundle for 4th and 5th Grade that
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Nonfiction Text Structure Flipbook Activity
This flipbook will help you introduce the different kinds of nonfiction text structures to your students. Each tab includes an introduction page with a graphic organizer and a list of signal words, two reading passages, and space for students to write their OWN paragraph with each text structure. Th
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Nonfiction Text Structure Game for Literacy Centers: U-Know {Informational}
Text Structure is an important concept for you to teach and for students to learn! Let them practice with this fun and engaging game that will make the skill of determining text structure something students WANT to do! Works great for literacy centers or small group. Students will
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Compare and Contrast Activities Unit - Comparing Informational Texts and Stories
Teach comparing and contrasting in both fiction and nonfiction in a variety of fun ways. This compare and contrast unit combines my Comparing and Contrasting Stories Resource with my Comparing and Contrasting Nonfiction resource (almost 100 pages of comparing and contrasting - a huge bundle of acti
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Compare and Contrast Two Texts on the Same Topic: Practice and Assessment
Includes one test, one practice page, and 4 sets of reading passages that can be used to practice comparing and contrasting non-fiction texts (2 passages on Grizzly Bears, 2 passages on Polar Bears, 2 passages on Montana, and 2 passages on Cheetahs). Also, I've just uploaded anchor charts (vocab, k
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Compare Contrast Two or More Texts NonFiction Graphic Organizers
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
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Compare and Contrast - Common Core Aligned Literacy Activities Set Two
This 20 page download has many motivating activities to help instruct, reinforce, and extend the concepts comparing and contrasting. The following can be used for instruction and/or as a center/early finishers work: *Connecting with the Text (1 page) – Students use the Venn diagram to tell how th
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Compare and Contrast Passages and Worksheets for Comparing and Contrasting
Help students practice the skill of comparing and contrasting information and texts with this detailed 3-day mini-unit. This unit includes compare and contrast passages, graphic organizers and worksheets to help students practice and master the skill of comparing and contrasting. Filled with hands
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Close Reading Article Review Questions For Any NonFiction Text
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
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Nonfiction Text Structure PowerPoint with Graphic Organizer
Nonfiction Text Structure PowerPoint. Describes nonfiction organizational patterns or informational text structure in easy to understand terms. 6 different text structures, including cause and effect, comparison/contrast, and sequence, question and answer, problem and solution, and description. The
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Nonfiction Text Features Posters & Activities
14 Nonfiction Text Feature Posters with accompanying activities: The Common Core is shifting attention to nonfiction texts. Get ready to explicitly teach young readers the features of nonfiction texts with these classroom reference posters and activities. INCLUDED IN THIS PRODUCT:
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BIOGRAPHY - FAMOUS AMERICANS Interactive Notebook and Nonfiction Text Features
Use this biography Interactive Notebook to study biographies of famous people. In this fun and engaging social studies or reading activity, students can learn about the characteristics and elements of biographies. I’ve provided 36 different activities for students to study about a famous person in h
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Open-Ended Flip Books:  25 Templates for Fiction and Nonfiction Texts
These open-ended flip book templates are great for a number of grade levels and children with varying needs because the students can respond at their own specific developmental levels. The flip books are a great way to differentiate instruction during reading workshop
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Compare and Contrast Fiction Texts - Comparing Characters, Comparing Stories
This 50 page resource helps students to compare and contrast fiction passages in a variety of ways. Students will compare characters to themselves, compare two characters in a story, compare different versions of a story, compare poems, and more. Students are asked to compare and contrast usin
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Compare and Contrast - Common Core Aligned Literacy Activities
This 16 page download has many motivating activities to help instruct, reinforce, and extend the concepts comparing and contrasting. *Inspecting and Investing Insects - Students compare and contrast insects cards based on their illustrations. Can be used to introduce the skill or as a literacy
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NOCTURNAL ANIMALS:  Research, Nonfiction Text Features, Slideshow, Flipbook
This nonfiction nocturnal animals unit includes 10 different nocturnal animals and their characteristics. I've provided lots of resources in learning text features and reading facts about bats and owls. Learning how to read informational text is a skill that begins with young readers. I've provided
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Nonfiction Text Structures Craftivity (presidential passages!)
Presidents Day Text Structure Craftivity: This engaging activity puts a fun spin on learning nonfiction text structures! It also results in a creative bulletin board or school hallway display for President's Day! It can even be used as a valuable addition to your students' interactive notebooks!
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Unbroken, Farewell to Manzanar, Compare & Contrast Non-Fiction, Grades 8-12 CCSS
Get teens excited about non-fiction with this two-day lesson featuring a compare-and-contrast of two gripping stories from World War II. First, read an excerpt of Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand’s New York Times bestselling biography of Olympic runner and Army Air Corps P.O.W. Louie Zamperini. Then, int
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Nonfiction Text Structures 3rd Grade RI3.8  4th Grade RI4.5  5th Grade RI5.5
Target common core RI 3.8 & RI 4.5 with intentionality. This can be used as review for 5th grade as well. Going digital? This resource is also offered in digital format for the 21st century classroom! Click here to check it out:
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Compare and Contrast Activities
Comparing and contrasting can be challenging for our slower students. This packet of colorful activities provides the extra practice some of your students will need. Activity 1 - Consists of a beginning Venn diagram to use, comparing and contrasting dogs and cats. All the vocabulary has been pr
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Compare and Contrast Passages and No Prep Worksheets
These compare and contrast activities includes anchor charts, no prep printables, and nonfiction reading passages. Students will practice using Venn diagrams as well as writing complete sentences to show their understanding. Product contents are as follows: - Table of Contents - T
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Compare and Contrast Task Cards and Venn Diagram Arctic Animals
Compare and Contrast Arctic Animals! Venn Diagram and paragraph frame. :) Task cards, too! This is a 21 page common core-aligned unit that focuses on the critical thinking skill, compare and contrast. It is a non-fiction unit. The theme is comparing Arctic Animals. The Arctic Animals compared a
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Reading Comprehension Passages With Nonfiction Text Evidence
Working on finding text evidence in reading? These 8 nonfiction passages, organizers, and activities help teach students to refer to and cite text evidence to prove their answers. This set of nonfiction articles about primates teach accountability when answering comprehension questions. Organizers a
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Compare and Contrast: Nonfiction Bundle
Compare and Contrast: Nonfiction Bundle! This product contains 3 of my compare and contrast nonfiction products, including task cards, a writing activity, and several games and compare and contrast practice reading passages. This is a .zip file. All of the files are pdfs. Save over 2
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Compare and Contrast
Compare and Contrast contains a variety of fun and engaging activities to aid in teaching compare and contrast with both fictional and nonfictional texts, all with a Christmas or toy theme. In this packet, you will find the following: • mini posters going over definitions and rules • interactive
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Reading Response Templates {ANY Fiction or Nonfiction Text}
These reading response printables are such wonderful tools to help students organize their thinking, develop and practice higher level thinking skills, and provide a way for the teacher to assess what students are able to demonstrate in their thinking (and writing). Once taught, these graphic organi
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Compare and Contrast the Author's Point of View in Two Articles
Strike passion in your students with an engaging topic! Should killer whales (orcas) be held captive in zoos and aquariums? Explore both sides of this controversial debate. Students will close read to discover the author's point of view in each nonfiction article. Video of me teaching the first
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Nonfiction Text Structure Sort and Task Cards
This file contains task cards for nonfiction text structures. These task cards can be used as a sort (there are header cards) or for extra practice in guided reading, literacy centers, or Daily 5. There are 20 cards total. There are 4 for each text structure: description, sequence, cause and ef
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Frog and Butterfly Life Cycles- Compare & Contrast, Text Evidence, Sequence
This product is aligned with Common Core standards. This product is adaptable for grades 1st-3rd grades. The students will be reading two nonfiction passages, finding text evidence, using science academic vocabulary, comparing and contrasting, and sequencing the life cycles of a frog and butterfly.
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Compare Contrast Reading Passages
Build comprehension using these 6 nonfiction short passages that compare and contrast similar animals, each featuring informational text and 4 multiple-choice questions on one page. Venn diagrams for each passage are also included. Great for integrating science and reading! The questions cover a va
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Reading Comprehension Lesson Plans for K-1 {Unit 5: Text to Text Connections}
Reading comprehension lessons on making text-to-text connections, supplemental posters and visual aids, graphic organizers, and other materials for your Kindergarten or first grade students! ------ This reading comprehension strategies unit is designed to teach students how to make text-to-text co
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What A Pair! {Using Paired Texts to Compare and Contrast}
Using Paired Texts to Compare and Contrast Reading two texts and comparing their similarities and differences is a difficult skill for many students. This pack of passages was made to help my students conquer complex texts, while also enjoying read alouds. This pack includes five n
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Print a Standard RI 1.9 {Compare & Contrast 2 Texts} Activities + Assessments
***August 2017: This Print a Standard pack got a makeover! You will find a refreshed and clean layout. We have also replaced written directions with easy-to-follow directions that include pictures.*** This no prep ELA Print a Standard packet was designed to give your students a chance to work on r
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Thanksgiving Nonfiction Text Structure Articles
Looking for nonfiction reading passages that are Thanksgiving-themed? This set of nonfiction articles, graphic organizers, and nonfiction text structure lesson plans will provide the perfect activities to fill your Thanksgiving week with high-interest reading! Each article is written in one of the
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Compare and Contrast Task Cards - Informational Text - Use for Scoot
Help students compare and contrast using these 24 nonfiction task cards. Students practice comparing and contrasting key details within text, t-charts, tables, timelines, graphs, and pictures. These task cards give students an opportunity to practice comparing and contrasting in different ways in
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