This activity pack was created to be used with nonfiction articles. I highly recommend NewsELA.com as they have articles that can be printed according to reading level. They also have common core aligned questions on their quizzes.
Included in this pack:
Annotation Task Cards (In zipped Folder)
Central Idea Graphic Organizer
Central Idea Foldables
Central Idea Pastable Page for Foldables
Vocabulary Word Graphic Organizer
Common Core Standards Addressed
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.