Comprehension: Determining Importance, Non-Fiction, TEST PREP, RTI

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GOOD READERS... The Reading Comprehension Determining Importance BUNDLE - Nonfiction Unit was designed to provide your students with activities and handouts that will reinforce determining importance with informational text and improve overall comprehension skills. This is just perfect to add to your TEST PREP or Response to Intervention {RtI} library!

Using this Determining Importance BUNDLE in your classroom will benefit your students in the following ways:

  • Inspire students to understand how to decide what text is IMPORTANT and what text is INTERESTING.
  • Encourage students to be independent thinkers, and dig deep into informational, nonfiction text.
  • Practice reflecting on the most important information included in the text.
  • Use nonfiction text features to help determine the most important parts of text.
  • Provide students with test prep materials and activities that are MORE THAN JUST WORKSHEETS!

Included in the 81 page unit:

  • What I Notice About the Text {Fiction / Nonfiction text features} {2}
  • Non-Fiction Text Features Chart
  • Non-Fiction Text Feature Notes {2}
  • Non-Fiction Text Feature Tools {2}
  • My Top 10 handout
  • Decide and Draw handout
  • The Most Important Thing! handout
  • Informational Texts Examples
  • Good Readers Determine Importance! poster {2}
  • Determining Importance Chart {2}
  • Determine Importance - Text Strips {literacy center or whole group lesson}
  • Text Strip Think Sheet handout
  • Determine Importance - Stop & Jot
  • Stop and Jot Icons sheet
  • Stop and Jot! handout {4 spaces}
  • Stop and Jot! handout {9 spaces}
  • Stop and Jot! handout {4 spaces with lines}
  • Stop and Jot! handout {6 spaces with lines}
  • Highlight Important Info!
  • Non-Fiction Text Features
  • Thinking Stems!
  • Determining Importance Cards {2}
  • Determining Importance {6 sticky notes}
  • Non-Fiction Think Spot {can be added to a literacy center}
  • Non-Fiction Text Think Spot {2}
  • Determining Importance - Non-Fiction Think Spot {girl and boy}
  • Determine Importance - Scratch-It Strategy
  • Sort it Out! {literacy center or whole group lesson}
  • Determine Importance - Sort Sheet
  • From Title to Question {literacy center or whole group lesson}
  • The 20 Best! {literacy center or independent practice}
  • - 20 Best!
  • - 15 Best!
  • - 10 Best!
  • - 5 Best!

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Jen Bradshaw

Total Pages
81 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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