Informational Text - Celebrations

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Classroom in the Middle
Grade Levels
4th - 7th
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Labor Day, Autumn, Thanksgiving, Presidents Day, Martin Luther King Day, St. Patrick's Day, Earth Day, and Veterans Day - this informational text resource includes eight magazine-style pages of non-fiction, or informational, reading comprehension passages, each with text-based comprehension questions and an analyze and respond activity. Students practice using text-based evidence as they respond.

Each article includes:

  • Informational text page - With short articles, a sidebar chart, and illustrations, these readings resemble a magazine page.
  • One page of multiple choice questions - The questions are about text features, text structures, context clues, organizational elements, and comprehension of the informational text.
  • One analyze and respond activity.

You can see more details about each of these pages for all eight articles in the preview.

The eight articles, about special events often celebrated in the classroom, include:

1. Labor Day Community Celebration

2. Pumpkin Patch Weekend

3. Thanksgiving Informational Text

4. Presidents Day Extra

5. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

6. Our Town Celebrates Saint Patrick's Day

7. Celebrating Earth Day at Riverside Park

8. Celebrate our Veterans

The Easel Activity is ready to use with answer boxes and directions already in place for student use.

The activities support Reading: Informational Text standards, especially those about using information from the text and text features to explain main ideas, details, and concepts.

For more informational text resources, see: Informational Text.

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Total Pages
64 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.


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