Famous Scientists Nonfiction Mini-Lesson and Passages: 4 Informational Texts

Famous Scientists Nonfiction Mini-Lesson and Passages:  4 Informational Texts
Famous Scientists Nonfiction Mini-Lesson and Passages:  4 Informational Texts
Famous Scientists Nonfiction Mini-Lesson and Passages:  4 Informational Texts
Famous Scientists Nonfiction Mini-Lesson and Passages:  4 Informational Texts
Famous Scientists Nonfiction Mini-Lesson and Passages:  4 Informational Texts
Famous Scientists Nonfiction Mini-Lesson and Passages:  4 Informational Texts
Famous Scientists Nonfiction Mini-Lesson and Passages:  4 Informational Texts
Famous Scientists Nonfiction Mini-Lesson and Passages:  4 Informational Texts
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Nonfiction Reading: The articles in this resource are also in this larger NONFICTION TEXT FEATURES INTERACTIVE UNIT. It’s filled with 6 highly engaging lessons that will have students reading informational passages, but also mastering nonfiction text features. Check it out HERE.

Looking for fun and engaging nonfiction texts? Want to easily integrate your instruction with other subject areas? Wishing you could find interesting informational texts along with reading comprehension questions? Well, then this is the resource for you and your students!

With this resource students will have the opportunity to learn about the critical elements of nonfiction and then read four informational text passages about famous scientists. Guided notes are included in this resource so that students can learn about the critical characteristics of nonfiction texts and how to effectively read nonfiction. The four interesting passages will have students reading and learning about Albert Einstein, George Washington Carver, Marie Curie, and Benjamin Franklin. While reading the nonfiction passages, they’ll be exposed to the following nonfiction text features: title, subheading, sidebar, photo, caption, key words, illustrations, labels, tables and charts. Students will demonstrate their reading comprehension by answering questions that accompany each passage. This resource is easily adaptable to a longer nonfiction unit , learning centers, and enrichment activities.

With this resource, students will…

• Identify and understand nonfiction text features

• Cite textual evidence to support analysis of informational texts

• Determine the meaning of words and phrases in the text

• Summarize the text

• Develop skills for reading informational texts so that they can comprehend increasingly complex texts

• Write in response to their reading to showcase their reading comprehension

Learning Standards

RI.1, RI.3, RI.4, RI.10

This detailed NONFICTION READING PASSAGES resource includes:

• Nonfiction Reading Passages – Resource Overview (for teachers)

• Implementation Guide with creative ways to use the passages in your classroom

• Reading Nonfiction Mini-Lesson – Detailed Lesson Plan

• Reading Nonfiction Texts – Guided Notes

• Nonfiction Texts – Provided in COLOR and BLACK & WHITE

----- “Genius Scientist” – informational text about Albert Einstein

----- “George Washington Carver”

----- “Who was Marie Curie?”

----- “Franklin’s Inventions” – informational text about Benjamin Franklin

• Reading Comprehension Questions for EACH nonfiction text (4 worksheets total)

• All answer keys

GREAT NEWS!

The articles in this resource are also in this larger NONFICTION TEXT FEATURES INTERACTIVE UNIT. It’s filled with 6 highly engaging lessons that will have students reading informational passages, but also mastering nonfiction text features. Check it out HERE.

More GREAT NEWS!

I’ve teamed up with Art with Jenny K. to integrate ART into this resource as well. You’ll find 4 BONUS pages of quotes from each scientist. Students can color them in and you can display them all around the classroom. The quote coloring pages are the perfect springboard for class discussion and an ideal complement to this resource!

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By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
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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