Describe Text Structure RI.4.5 | Insects: Species in Decline Article #4-9

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Nonfiction Article of the Week Club, Article #4-9: Insects: Species in Decline

This is the ninth in a set of 25 informational text articles + activity packs designed to teach ALL of the reading informational text standards for 4th grade in a fun, rigorous, and easy to implement solution! The focus in this resource is on teaching students to recognize and describe common text structures in nonfiction text. In this article, students will enjoy reading about the importance of helpful insects, as well as the reasons why insect populations are declining.

Each article + activity pack includes these components:

-original article written at the 4th grade level

-modified version of each article (one grade level below original article)

-professional audio recording of each article and modified article

-editable version of all activities and assessments

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-self-grading Google Forms assessments (3 per article)

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Here are the activities included (see preview file for full-page samples)

Activity 1 - Literal Comprehension Check (multiple choice)

Activity 2 - Literal Comprehension Check (open-ended) (alternate option for Act 1)

Activity 3 - Text Evidence Practice (annotation version)

Activity 4 - Text Evidence Practice (multiple choice version) (alternate option for Act 3)

Activity 5 - Skills Focus (focuses on one CCSS skill)

Activity 6 - Integrating Sources Activity

Activity 7 - Skills Test

Activity 8 - Modified Skills Test (alternate option for Act 7)

Check the preview file for complete lesson plans and samples of this resource. If you'd like to assess the overall quality of the articles, questions, etc., please check out this free unit that's set up the exact same way:

Text Evidence (Refer to Details) RI.4.1 Clever Canines Article #4-1

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and that their uses affect the environment. Examples of renewable energy resources could include wind energy, water behind dams, and sunlight; non-renewable energy resources are fossil fuels and fissile materials. Examples of environmental effects could include loss of habitat due to dams, loss of habitat due to surface mining, and air pollution from burning of fossil fuels.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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