“Comprehending INFORMATIONAL TEXT STRUCTURES” is part of the easy-to-use—but challenging—activities series by CharlesF, developed to meet the rigor of Common Core Reading/Informational Text Standard 5 and support learning of Standards 1 and 2.
There are five activities that can be easily adjusted for grades 4 through 8 to challenge your particular students. The activities primarily focus on analyzing a text’s structure, but several also require students to understand main ideas, locate supporting details, summarize, and make inferences
ALL of the activities are text based and provide one or more informational texts to work with; however, the activity also works well with whatever informational texts you already have planned for your students.
Each activity has a “TEACHER PAGE” that tells you what you need to know. The “WHY” section lets you know quickly why you would want to do the activity and the “HOW” section provides a step-by-step plan.
Some activities have an “EXTENSION” and/or a “VARIATION”—ideas to use now or in the future.
ALL of the activities are easy for the teacher to prepare and easy for the student to follow. But this isn’t fluff. Thinking caps required here!