Elements of Nonfiction Text Toolkit | Intermediate Mini-lessons for ELA

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My students enjoyed the powerpoint, notes, and various activities. Practice passages were engaging for my7th graders.
Perfect lesson!!!!! My students enjoyed this activity. This was exactly what I was looking for. I was able to use this in conjunction with my other class lessons.

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    Launching your nonfiction reading unit? Get access to thorough, research-based nonfiction text minilessons and activities that you can feel good about! This nonfiction comprehension toolkit breaks down the elements of nonfiction in easy, digestible ways for middle school students. These nonfiction reading lessons are perfect to use for regular ELA, intervention classes, station rotations, and more!

    Check out the PREVIEW for more information!

    This Elements of Nonfiction Toolkit covers:

    This informational text bundle will give your students the skills necessary for nonfiction comprehension, and the lessons and graphic organizers can be easily adapted for any text! 

    The best part? I’ve done the majority of the hard work for you! All you have to do is gather additional nonfiction passages as you see fit (but rest assured, this bundle comes with 7 high-interest grade-level passages!).



    These mini-lessons include:

    • Editable Slideshows for PowerPoint and Google Slides
    • Printable Worksheets and Graphic Organizers
    • Digital Notebook Alternatives
    • Passages and Question Sets (except for text features and author’s purpose)



    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jessica says, “This was really helpful, organized, and was engaging for my special ed students. They enjoyed completing the tasks together, individually, or with partners. It was great for review and provides plenty of practice. THANK YOU!”

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Kirk’s Klassroom says, “Great resource for reviewing elements of non-fiction. Also, I love the brochure assignment!! It can work with any informational text. I used this with 8th graders, and my lessons turned out beautifully! :) Thank you!”


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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
    Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.
    Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
    Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
    By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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