Informational Texts- Guided Reading Texts and Activities for Kindergarteners
This packet is designed to make your guided reading time a breeze. Everything you need to help your kindergarteners become better readers is included. Through using this packet, students will be able to locate informational text features, respond to informational texts, practice connecting to prior knowledge, practice comparing and contrasting, and work on writing informational texts. I've even included cards and pictures so that you can create anchor charts for your students.
This pack includes 4 nonfiction topics:
-Life In The Rainforest
Each topic includes three leveled texts to make differentiation simple. The texts follow repeating patterns for the students who need a little extra help. (B level) The on level readers also follow a pattern. (C-D levels) The texts for high flying students are written without a pattern. (F and higher) I have also written out step by step lesson plans for you to follow. Each day consists of a brain warm up, reading the text (while working on specific reading strategies), and an extension/assessment.
Each week students will practice different language and phonics skills as well as new sight words. Flashcards and games are included that go along with the weekly objectives and topics. These games are perfect for literacy centers as well!
Writing extensions are provided.
My kindergarten students LOVE these texts and activities. They are having a blast reading them.
This group of texts focuses on these objectives and standards:
-Students will demonstrate their understanding of a text.
-Students will be able to state the author’s purpose.
-Students will be able to ask questions to think critically and build new schema.
-Students will be able to identify the important ideas from the text.
-Students will be able to make connections.
-Students will be able to support their thinking by using words and ideas from the text.
-Students will read an informational text and create an inquiry.
-Students will write about what they have learned.
-Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of key details in the text by asking questions such as who, what, when, where, why, and how.
-Students will know and use various text features to locate facts and information.
Please take a look at the preview to get a closer look at how this packet works and what is included in it. Please note that when you are looking at the preview I tried to show the level of the texts. The green border texts are for students who need extra support, the blue border texts are on level, and the yellow border are for your high flyer readers. You will not be disappointed in this packet!