Do your students struggle with informational texts?
This unit is designed to help middle school students learn to identify and utilize informational text features to help them navigate through and deepen their understanding of a text. Teachers often assume that students know how to use glossaries, headings, etc., but many times they don't. Explicit teaching of Informational Text Features is necessary for students to gain these basic reading skills.
Included are many FUN, engaging activities (cooperative and individual) that students will love as they develop important skills. Also included are Power Point presentations with numerous examples, review activities, quizzes and an end-of-unit research project that will help students utilize informational text features in their own writing.
This unit works well with new Reading Informational Text Common Core standards!
Text Features taught in this unit include: title, picture, caption, heading, subheading, bolded words, footnotes, bullet points, chart/table, glossary, inserts/sidebars, maps, colored print, table of contents, index, font size/type changes, graphs.
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