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Cowboys- Teaching Main Idea and Text Features with an Article

This pack was created for 2nd- 3rd graders struggling with finding the main idea in nonfiction texts. It contains one informational article about cowboys. There are four different levels of the texts. The levels of the running text are about an end second grade reading level, beginning third grade level, mid third grade level, and an end third grade level. Please note, none of the text features are included in leveling. This pack is perfect for guided reading or as independent work.

After students read the article and answer the questions and/ or fill out the graphic organizer, students can cut the article apart and glue the text features into a text features hunt book. A smaller, one page, version of each level of the article is included, in black and white, for students to cut apart. I do recommend that the original article be printed in color, if possible, so students can see the pictures.

Students can also answer questions about the article. Students will have to use the text features to answers the questions. This would be perfect as a center or small group activity. Two different sets of questions are included. One set of questions is more difficult. The cover sheet for the activity is included in color or black and white to best meet the teacher’s needs.

Included in this pack:
• A circle map to activate prior knowledge
• 2 vocabulary cards, with photographs
• One page informational article in color OR black and white with four levels (end second grade reading level, beginning third grade level, mid third grade level, and an end third grade level)
• Comprehension questions and answer key
• Main idea graphic organizer and answer key (using headings)
• Text Feature Book with cut and paste definitions for all features in this article
• Two sets of questions, a higher and lower level, using the text features with recording sheet and answer key.

The text features included in this article:
• Photograph
• Heading
• Bold, underlined print (types of print)
• Captions
• Map
• Diagram
• Graph
• Glossary
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