This informational text pack includes 54 pages of activities and guides to help teach your students how to read and write informational text.
This pack includes two super cute informational text journal covers and pages and pages of ready- made informational text materials.
This pack includes:
Reading Informational Text Materials-
Informational Text feature guide includes captions, diagrams, glossary, index, labels, maps, photographs, Table of Contents and Types of Print
Informational Text Structures guide includes description, sequence, compare and contrast and cause and effect
Informational Text Structure guide with key words and illustration for easy learning
5 text structures posters (as listed above)
10 text features posters (as listed above)
2 informational text journal covers for to to bind a pack of informational text worksheets together for each student
1 page of open ended informational text responses
5 different note taking worksheets are included. I think it is important for students to realize that informational notes can be taken effectively in different ways depending on the text structure.
12 different informational text worksheets including an informational text features hunt, main idea and support details, word meaning, using diagrams to help understand the text, and comparing and contrast two texts on the same topic.
Writing Informational Text-
1 Chart giving ideas what to write about
3 Writing informational text worksheets to record new learning
1 All About __________ cover sheet
1 blank Table of Contents sheet
1 blank index sheet
1 blank glossary sheet
5 Informational Writing templates I think it is important that when students write informational text they include text features such as photographs, and diagrams this is why these informational writing templates are so great!
These activities can be used as part of a whole group informational text unit during any time of the year. These activities can be used in a small group setting for students who need extra help understanding how to read and write informational text.
Many of these activities can be used during teacher-lead mini-lessons and in independent work centers, such as the Daily 5.
This pack is aligned to the Common Core:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.2 With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.3 With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.9 With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.2 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.2 Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.4 Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.9 Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.2 Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.6 Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.9 Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7 Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.5 Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7 Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.9 Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2a Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2b Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
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