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Informational Text for Interactive Notebooks, Task Cards (Main Idea Set 2)

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Informational Text

Informational Text about Inventions: Main Idea

Informational Text for Interactive Notebooks and Task Cards (Main Idea Set 2) is a set of 12 articles about inventions with CCSS aligned questions. “Things I Didn’t Know About Inventions” is designed to help students grasp the concept of main idea and spot supporting details. The texts are short, compact, and filled with unusual and interesting facts to motivate young readers.

To give teachers multiple use options, these informational texts are posted in a zip file in two different formats.

Informational Text, Task Cards and Literacy Centers Format
The Task Card/Literacy Center format is a single, full-page presentation with the article on the left and a set of 3-5 CCSS-aligned questions on the right. In addition to main idea and supporting details the questions also address sequencing, cause and effect, inference, and using context clues to determine word meaning. Answer forms are included. This format can be used as a whole class lesson.

Informational Text Interactive Notebook Format
The Interactive Notebook version includes the same set of 12 informational texts and CCSS-aligned questions, both resized and reformatted for the right side of the notebook as a two-layer flip page. Two additional response forms, also in flip-page style, are provided for the left side. Teachers may choose to use the prepared forms, or allow students to create their own response designs.

Full answer keys are included.

This material is appropriate for 4th-6th grade classrooms and as reinforcement activities for 7th and 8th grade students. Motivated 3rd graders will also enjoy these articles.

Open the preview pages for a more detailed look at this product. Print the full lesson in both formats for immediate classroom use.

This Informational Text set has a companion product: "Things I Didn't Know About Animals," which also targets main idea and supporting details.

Informational Text about Animals: Main Idea
Informational Texts for Interactive Notebooks and Task Cards (Main Idea Set 1)

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