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Interactive Reading Notebook Nonfiction Activities Common Core Aligned

Tracee Orman
Grade Levels
5th - 12th, Homeschool
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130 pages
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105 Common Core-aligned interactive nonfiction reading notebook foldable activities for secondary students (grades 6-12). These can be used with ANY nonfiction text (passages not included).

This IS included in my Interactive Reading Notebook Mega Bundle.

Students will practice numerous skills, including: making inferences (inferring); summarizing the text; determining the central ideas; analyzing primary and secondary sources; analyzing the development of ideas; analyzing the relationship between individuals/groups, events, and ideas; interpreting words, connotations, and figurative language; analyzing the structure of the text; analyzing the author's tone and purpose; evaluating sources for reliability and validity; analyzing point-of-view and author's style; integrating and evaluating the content of diverse media formats; delineating the author's claims and arguments and evaluating the the author's reasoning; and comparing multiple texts and the author's approach.

The activities cover ALL of the Common Core Reading Informational standards for grades 6-12 in a scaffolded way, perfect for differentiation. They also cover the language standards and many of the Reading History and Reading Science and Technical areas.

I try to make my activities engaging for secondary students by incorporating things they love. This bundle includes a dart board; purse with lipstick, compact, sunglasses, etc.; old-school 80s mix tape; megaphone; weight-lifting; and even a Tetris inspired activity. Download the preview to see more.

NO GLUE REQUIRED: Secondary teachers are pressed for time with our students, so most of my activities are easy to cut and don't even require glue! Besides, glue is messy and takes much longer to use (who wants to write on soggy paper?). Students can use tape or staples for all of them. Of course, if they prefer glue, it can still be used on the activities. See the preview download for images of the activities.

I included a teacher's visual guide with images of each activity and explanation of how it is folded/assembled.

The following Common Core State Standards are practiced for grades 6-12:

Reading (Informational): RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.4, RI.5, RI.6, RI.7, RI.8, and RI.9

Language (Vocabulary): L.4, L.5

Writing: W.2, W.9

Reading (History and Social Studies): RH.1, RH.2, RH.3, RH.4, RH.5, RH.6, RH.7, RH.8, and RH.9

Reading (Science & Technical Subjects): RST.1, RST.2, RST.3, RST.4, RST.5, RST.6, RST.7, RST.8, and RST.9

Use this in conjunction with the following interactive literature and nonfiction foldables:

Interactive Notebook Reading Literature Bundle for ANY Novel or Story

Interactive Notebook Mini Books: Bundle of All 5 Literature & Nonfiction Vocabulary Analysis

Interactive Reading Notebook Activity: Analyzing Author's Choices

Create your own:

Interactive Notebook Templates & Shapes Bundle {Commercial Use Allowed}

Interactive Notebook Templates: Mini Books {Commercial Use Allowed}

You can find all my interactive notebook activities here:

Interactive Notebooks and Foldables

Additional Common Core Resources:

Common Core Standards Reading Literature & Nonfiction/Informational Graphic Organizers Bundle for Grades 6-12

Common Core Standards Reading Graphic Organizers for History/Social Studies (RH) Grades 6-12

Common Core Standards Reading Graphic Organizers for Science & Technical Subjects (RST) Grades 6-12

Created and Copyrighted by Tracee Orman © 2014

Mrs. Orman's Classroom

The NGA Center/CCSSO are the sole owners and developers of the Common Core State Standards © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.


Total Pages
130 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze the structure of the relationships among concepts in a text, including relationships among key terms (e.g., force, friction, reaction force, energy).
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text’s explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.
Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.
Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.


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