Informational Text Passages: 30+ Articles for Reading Comprehension + DIGITAL

Grade Levels
6th - 8th
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This resource is designed to help students strengthen their reading, writing, and analyzing skills. The journal is designed with 30+ unique informational text articles written by me, The SuperHERO Teacher! Each article is paired with comprehension questions and a hands-on, interactive project or activity.

UPDATE: I have added a digital version of this resource for distance learning!!! It is compatible with Google Slides and Google Classroom!

This resource includes:

-30+ original informational text articles written by The SuperHERO Teacher. These articles cover a variety of different topics and are designed to be read and completed within a 25-30 minute time period.

-Appropriate for grades 6-8 (and higher level 5th graders) with Lexile levels: 1100-1300

-Corresponding questions and activities for all of the articles included.

-Hands-on, interactive projects/activities

-Annotating the text source for students to refer back to as they complete the articles and activities.

-Cornell notes template for students if needed.

-Table of contents and detailed student directions on each activity page.

-Engaging, colorful graphics that can easily be printed in grayscale.

-100% editable version included

Benefits & Uses

-Teachers can use this resource to create a routine with students by assigning one article a week OR teachers can assign them as an informational text skill builder.

-Most of the activities can be completed in one or two class periods.

-Each of the articles provide the opportunity for excellent classroom discussions.

-These unique articles were written for the sole purpose of building students’ analyzing and comprehension skills.

***These make excellent sub plans as well!

Is this appropriate for 5th graders?

If your students are at or above 5th grade reading levels, I would say yes, you can use this journal. However, if you have a lot of struggling readers, this may not be the best option! :)

Article Titles & Topics

-Five Seconds: (texting and driving)

1’s and 0’s: (computer coding)

Around the World: (USPS)

Autumn Vibes: (seasons changing)

The Robot Chauffeur: (autonomous vehicles)

BullyingUnveiled: (bullying & consequences)

Emergency!: (paramedics and first responders)

Fiona the Hippo: (a hippo's story from the Cincinnati Zoo)

Women in STEM: (opportunities for women in STEM)

Fireplugs: (fire hydrants and their purpose)

Here to Stay: (the selfie epidemic)

Holidays Around the World: (traditions & holidays)

Is it Real?: (virtual reality)

Living Giants: (Sequoia National Park)

Mind Rehearsal: (visualization)

Mnemonics: (memorization techniques)

Podcast Host: (podcasts & benefits)

Point & Shoot: (photography)

Reuse it OR Lose it: (recycling)

Rails-to-Trails: (bike trails)

Run! Squat! Lift!: (importance of physical health)

Digital Pen: (writing an ebook)

At Your Service: (service animals)

Graphic Words: (emojis)

Spring Forward: (daylight savings)

The Doctor in In: (Dr. Seuss biography)

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Bot: (computer viruses)

The Jewel of the Sky: (hummingbirds)

The Next Great Idea: (patents)

The Sole of the Feet: (the shoe making process)

Letter Analysis: (handwriting)

NOTE: For the editable version, you'll need to purchase PB Coffee Shop font from Perfect Blend of Teaching.

Other FREE fonts used:

KG Why You Gotta Be So Mean

Century Gothic

+++ Comprehension questions & projects included for each article +++

lease download the preview for more information. The preview provides images of the informational text journal pages in action.

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