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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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Writing Summary of a Non-Fiction Text (Paragraph Frame for ELLs)
This document contains a graphic organizer and two versions of paragraph writing frame for helping ELL students write a summary of a non-fiction text. I use the longer paragraph-writing frame (it prompts students to add examples) with higher level English language proficiency students and the shorte
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Determine Main Idea and Summary - Nonfiction
Summarizing nonfiction text can be difficult for middle school students. This resource contains activities for prereading, during reading and concludes with a summary checklist for students to check their own work before being assessed. Easily usable with any nonfiction text. Prereading activity
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Summary of Nonfiction - Template
This is a template to get students started writing a more complete summary of a piece of nonfiction without retelling it like they often do. It was modeled after the AVID strategy of providing a template for a rhetorical precis. This is, however, on a more basic level than that because my students w
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Summary-Nonfiction-Write and Analyze
This nonfiction pre-summary sheet was designed to give students an opportunity to write the main idea of each section of a nonfiction book, as well as 2 facts that go with the main idea. I have included a student and teacher checklist so children can see their weak areas and use it to make improveme
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Writing a Summary for Non-Fiction Texts
Writing a Summary for Non-Fiction Texts. Nonfiction texts fill our lives. Summarizing non-fiction text needs to be taught explicitly, and students should be able to clearly describe how to create a summary, and what a good summary is. I hope you enjoy using this worksheet in your classroom or at ho
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How to Write a Summary Non Fiction Graphic Organizer for Middle School
This two page Summarizing Article or Short Story in One Paragraph Graphic Organizer was created for use with my own students. I noticed that many students struggle with the ability to summarize so I created this helpful guide to give them SIMPLE step by step instructions. On the first side, studen
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Main Idea, Details, Summary (Non-Fiction) with GATE Icons
Printable notes using Kaplan's Depth and Complexity Icons (GATE Icons) to identify MAIN IDEAS and DETAILS to construct a non-fiction summary. For interactive notebooks.
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Main Idea and Summary: nonfiction: bats
One short passage about bats, and some common core questions to spark critical thinking! Perfect for reading first graders and second graders. What a great opportunity for little ones to consider why some facts are more relevant than others.
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IVF Summaries (for Non-Fiction and Fiction)
Writing a summary is an important skill for all students. This worksheet is created for grades 1-3 and uses the IVF summary topic sentence idea. This worksheet gives a space to write a summary as well. I created 2 similar worksheets for students to see that the process is the same for both non-ficti
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AR Summary - Nonfiction
This is a reading response to a nonfiction book. This product works great with Accelerated Reader books as a way of monitoring whether or not students are prepared to take AR tests. It also helps monitor their reading comprehension for higher level questions than the AR tests often include. It in
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Worksheet to arrange thoughts for a Summary of a Nonfiction Book
In the middle the students would put the main thought, or what the story is mainly about. Under that they would put the author's purpose (persuade, inform, entertain). The students would then select key ideas from the book and write them in the bubbles connected to the middle bubble. Once they ha
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Reading Response Summary - Non-Fiction
Are your students struggling with DRA summaries? Here is a practice sheet they can use with non-fiction reading books from your book rooms or classroom library. It includes other questions including determining importance, and predictions.
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Graphic Organizers {Paper & Digital}
These graphic organizers are perfect for any text! Use them as full page paper, half sheets in notebooks, digital with google classroom, or digital with the app Pic Collage!! Organizers included: KWL Cause & Effect written only Cause and effect with picture/drawing option Author's Purpose (fil
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Reading Word Walls Bundle - 200 Reading Posters, Word Wall Cards, or Flashcards
Create 7 beautiful, visual reading word walls in your classroom to support your students in becoming strong readers! Student-friendly definitions with supporting visuals are shown on each of the 200 reading vocabulary terms. The 7 word walls included are for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Figurative
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45 Reading Response Sheets for Common Core Standards
Our district adopted the new Common Core Standards during the 2011-12 school year. We have gone through the process of unpacking them and we are implementing them. These graphic organizers can be used as an instructional tool or as a way to assess students on the common core standards (perfect for
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7th Grade Literature Bundle Using HMH Collections Textbook
This bundle includes our teaching resources for the following six selections from the 7th grade Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Collections textbook: “Rogue Wave” by Theodore Taylor, the Greek Myth “The Flight of Icarus” retold by Sally Benson, the Greek Myth “Arachne” retold by Olivia E. Coolidge, the f
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ELA Summer School Curriculum Bundle-Grades 6-8! CCSS Aligned! Digital/Printable
Complete ELA Summer School Bundle will provide you all of the lessons, materials, and activities to teach summer school- ZERO prep involved! From introduction activities and procedure slides (introduced using fun memes) to specific reading and writing strategies that have been the most beneficial to
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Winter Reading Wreath Craftivity {Use with any fiction or non-fiction text}
Save money and buy the BUNDLE OF READING WREATHS! Click the link: Reading Wreath Craftivities Bundle Your students will LOVE finishing a book so they can make a READING WREATH! Two winter themed wreath template cut-outs included for fiction and non-fiction. Use as a culminating activity for whole
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Nonfiction Word Wall ~ 36 Reading Nonfiction Posters or Flashcards
Create a beautiful visual word wall in your classroom to support your students in becoming strong nonfiction readers! Student-friendly definitions with supporting visuals are shown on each of the 36 informational text vocabulary terms. This is available in 3 color options, including a black backgrou

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Reading Wreath Craftivities Bundle {Use with any fiction or non-fiction text}
Special Offer! 35% off Reading Wreath Bundle! Each of the 8 seasonal wreaths has a fiction and non-fiction template. Perfect for monthly reading projects and décor! Reading Wreaths included in this bundle: Back to School, Summer, Easter, Spring, Winter, Valentine’s Day, Fall, and Christmas. **Yo
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Teaching Nonfiction Text Features
Here's a pack to teach nonfiction text features in your classroom! Included in this pack are: -Lesson plans for how to teach it -Headers to create a nonfiction text features anchor chart -A student printable student booklet for nonfiction text features -Comparing fiction and nonfiction -Nonfiction v
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Christmas Reading Wreath Craftivity {Use with any fiction or non-fiction text}
Save money and buy the BUNDLE OF READING WREATHS! Click the link: Reading Wreath Craftivities Bundle Your students will LOVE finishing a book so they can make a READING WREATH! Two Christmas themed wreath template cut-outs included for fiction and non-fiction. Use as a culminating activity for whol
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Summer 5th Close Read Comprehensive Passages with Complex Text Dependent Ques.
This is the Summer packet for 5th grade students ENTERING 6th grade! BUT... don't let the cover page throw you off!! This is an excellent collection of 5th grade passages with complex questions aligned with the 5th Grade Common Core. Good for ALL YEAR!!! All of the following excerpts, charts, pas
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Summer 4th Close Read Comprehensive Passages with Complex Text Dependent Ques.
Summer packet for 4th grade students ENTERING 5th grade! BUT... don't let the cover page throw you off!! This is an excellent collection of 4th grade passages with complex questions aligned with the 4th Grade Common Core. ****Good for ALL YEAR!!! All of the following excerpts, charts, passages
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DESIGN A BOOK COVER COLLABORATIVE CLASS PROJECT
Create a Book Cover in Google Drive™ to add to a collaborative and INTERACTIVE bookshelf on a Google Slides presentation! Great for 1:1 classrooms OR schools that have access to Chromebooks™ or laptops. This project would be a great addition to your March Reading Month celebration! Students will de
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Fall Reading Wreath Craftivity {Use with any fiction or non-fiction text}
Save money and buy the BUNDLE OF READING WREATHS! Click the link: Reading Wreath Craftivities Bundle Your students will LOVE finishing a book so they can make a READING WREATH! Two Fall themed wreath template cut-outs included for fiction and non-fiction. Use as a culminating activity for whole cl
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Spring Reading Wreath Craftivity
Save money and buy the BUNDLE OF READING WREATHS! Click the link: Reading Wreath Craftivities Bundle Your students will LOVE finishing a book so they can make a READING WREATH! Two spring themed wreath template cut-outs included for fiction and non-fiction. Use as a culminating activity for whole
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90 Graphic Organizers with Activities - Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
90 Graphic Organizers with Activities - Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry includes 90 reading activities with at least one graphic organizer per activity that can be used to study a variety of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry passages for students in grades 2 through grade 5. Graphic organizers can be used
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Native Americans of the Great Plains
Native Americans of the Great Plains is a part of The Events in History Series. This resource includes a complete study of the Great Plains Region and Tribes and includes: - non-fiction texts - activities - graphic organizers - a writing prompt with a rubric - map prompt - practice pages - a projec
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Native Americans of the Northwest Coast
Native Americans of the Northwest Coast is a part of The Events in History Series. This resource includes a complete study of the Northwest Coast Region and Clans and includes: - non-fiction texts - activities - graphic organizers - a writing prompt with a rubric - map prompt - practice pages - a p
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Native Americans of the Southwest
Native Americans of the Southwest is a part of The Events in History Series. This resource includes a complete study of the Southwest Region and Tribes and includes: - non-fiction texts - activities - graphic organizers - a writing prompt with a rubric - map prompt - practice pages - a project with
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A Book Report Lapbook with a Techy Twist
This book report will make a fun, interactive reading project for your students as they report on almost any fiction or nonfiction text! Each high-interest, technology-themed assignment invites the reader to respond to reading in unique and creative ways. The following is included with this reso
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Graphic Organizers for Fiction, Nonfiction,  and Poetry Passages
Ready-to-Use Graphic Organizers for Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry Passages includes 90 graphic organizers that can be used to study a variety of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry passages for students in grades 2 through grade 5. Graphic organizers can be used to organize and arrange information so
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Ready-to-Use NonFiction Graphic Organizers with Activities
Ready-to-Use Nonfiction Graphic Organizers with Before-During-After Activities includes 27 reading activities with at least one graphic organizer per activity that can be used to study a variety of nonfiction passages for students in grades 2 through grade 5. Graphic organizers can be used to organi
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Reading Test Taking Tips and Skill Review Mini-Book
Looking for a way to review test taking skills and reading skills for an upcoming standardized/ end of the year test? "Knock the Test out of the Park" is a 21 page mini-book that provides testing tips/ strategies as well as specific questions to practice important reading skills. The mini-book c
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Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands
Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands is a part of The Events in History Series. This resource includes a complete study of the Eastern Woodlands Region and Tribes and includes: - non-fiction texts - activities - graphic organizers - a writing prompt with a rubric - map prompt - practice pages
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Non-Fiction Article Summaries Worksheet
A graphic organizer for students to use when writing a summary of a non-fiction article. Follows the Who, What, When, Where, Why format of summarization. Also includes printable student bookmarks with QR/internet links to non-fiction articles online.

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Summer Reading Wreath Craftivity {Use with any fiction or non-fiction text}
Save money and buy the BUNDLE OF READING WREATHS! Click the link: Reading Wreath Craftivities Bundle Your students will LOVE finishing a book so they can make a READING WREATH! Two SUMMER themed wreath template cut-outs included for fiction and non-fiction. Use as a culminating activity for whole c
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32 Graphic Organizers for Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science (Gr. 3-9)
This packet includes 32 graphic organizers that you can use in your Language Arts, Social Studies, or Science classroom. Included: -KWL Chart -KTWL Chart -KWLS Chart -KWHL Chart -Plot Organizer -Story Map -Story Board -Writing a Summary -Non-Fiction Text Features -Evidence of My Thinking -2-circl
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Reading Response Sheets
These worksheets cover 16 reading skills your students NEED to know! FICTION SKILLS COVERED: Area for students to record their thinking (connections, favorite parts, interesting parts, etc.) Area to record unknown words and meanings Setting Point of View Genre Author’s Purpose Characters and char
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Resumen de no ficcion y ficcion
2 pages for summary graphic organizer. First page is summary for non-fiction text and second page is for fiction text. It is in landscape format and in Spanish. It is set up with questions to guide students to fill out graphic organizer to help them write a summary. Can be used for centers.
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Back to School Reading Wreath Craftivity {Use any fiction or non-fiction text}
Save money and buy the BUNDLE OF READING WREATHS! Click the link: Reading Wreath Craftivities Bundle Your students will LOVE finishing a book so they can make a READING WREATH! Two back to school themed wreath template cut-outs included for fiction and non-fiction. Use as a culminating activity fo
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Easter Reading Wreath Craftivity {Use with any fiction or non-fiction text}
Save money and buy the BUNDLE OF READING WREATHS! Click the link: Reading Wreath Craftivities Bundle Your students will LOVE finishing a book so they can make a READING WREATH! Two Easter themed wreath template cut-outs included for fiction and non-fiction. Use as a culminating activity for whole c
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Cougars by Patricia Corrigan - Journeys - Main Idea / Details - FSA Practice
After reading "Cougars" by Patricia Corrigan in Houghton Mifflin Journeys, I had my students use the following activities. 1. Main Idea Sort - The students sorted three of the main ideas from the text, including supporting details. They created a tree map with this information. In order to prepa
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Summarizing Nonfiction Lesson, Graphic Organizers, 12 Differentiated Texts, CCSS
Teach your students how to create a concise summary of nonfiction texts that are free from personal judgements or opinions with this simple, easy, step-by-step method. Students will be able to effectively condense any nonfiction text into a few short sentences that fully encompass the main ideas of
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Valentine Reading Wreath Craftivity {Use with any fiction or non-fiction text}
Save money and buy the BUNDLE OF READING WREATHS! Click the link: Reading Wreath Craftivities Bundle Your students will LOVE finishing a book so they can make a READING WREATH! Two Valentine themed wreath template cut-outs included for fiction and non-fiction. Use as a culminating activity for who
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Literature Circles for Primary Students
I created this Literature Circle packet to use in my classroom during my Reader’s Workshop time. My goal for Literature Circles is for my students to interact with text by analyzing and reflecting on what they read and by engaging in thorough discussions with their peers about a commonly read book.
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Summary Practice Reader's Response Mini-Books
Summary Practice Reader's Response Mini Books The 14 summarizing mini-books in this set are: -Story summary -Poetry Summary -Chapter Summary -Paragraph Summary -Article Summary -Non-Fiction Summary -Biography Summary -7 Summary books for any text Each book can be folded and filled out whenever yo
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Informational Text Assessment
This assessment assesses text features, main idea, cause and effect and ability to write a summary in a nonfiction text. Article included.
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"Women in Aviation"  by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack~ Common Core Activities
This teaching unit includes resources for the informational text “Women in Aviation” which is included on page 43 in the 7th grade Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Collections textbook. The article itself is not included in this packet. This article is found on page 43 in the textbook. The following C
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Reading Skills Bundle: Reference Sheets, Activity Sheets, Organizers, and MORE
Reading Comprehension can be difficult... but by encouraging our students to develop proper READING SKILLS, we can help them become purposeful, active readers who are in control of their own reading comprehension. The 21 READING STRATEGIES focused on in this unit include: ✔️Selecting Just Right Book
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