Informational Texts about Animals: Main Idea
Informational Texts for Interactive Notebooks and Task Cards (Main Idea Set 1) contains 12 articles about animals. “Things I Didn’t Know About Animals” 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 for Task Cards/Literacy Centers
•The Task Card/Literacy Center format is a single, full-page presentation with the article on the left and a set of 3-5 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 Texts for Interactive Notebooks
•The Interactive Notebook version includes the same set of 12 informational texts and 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.
These texts are appropriate for 4th-6th grade classrooms and some 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 collection has a companion product: "Things I Didn't Know about Inventions"
Informational Text about Inventions: Main Idea
Informational Texts for Interactive Notebooks andTask Cards (Main Idea)