Nonfiction Reading Centers - Graphic Organizers for Reading

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Looking for effective Guided Reading or Literacy Center activities? Simply pair any of these sheets with a Nonfiction text, and you have an instant activity for your students! (Directions and Explanation included)

This resource includes 20 Nonfiction Reading Activity Sheets that can be used during Literacy Centers and/or Guided Reading. Simply print, and you are done! These activity sheets were created to align with the Common Core Standards, and are meant to reinforce “good” reading strategies for Nonfiction.


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These sheets are far more than just graphic organizers!

Each Activity Sheet contains:
✔ An explanation of the skill/strategy and why we use it
✔ Directions on how to complete the activity with the text
✔ A chart or organizer for students to complete and show their thinking.

**These activity sheets were designed so that you can use each one multiple times just by changing out the text. This means that they will last you ALL YEAR!

The Skills/Strategies included in this resource are…
⌘ KWL Chart
⌘ Asking Questions Before, During, and After Reading
⌘ Previewing Vocabulary
⌘ Previewing the Text
⌘ Making Inferences
⌘ Analyzing Text Features
⌘ Determining Main Idea and Supporting Details
⌘ Identifying Topic Sentences and Supporting Details
⌘ Text Structure (Chronological Order, Compare and Contrast, Cause and Effect, and Problem and Solution)
⌘ Writing a Summary
⌘ Using Context Clues
⌘ Fact vs. Opinion
⌘ Analyzing Different Points of View in a Text
⌘ Reflecting on a Text.

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How to use this resource!
All you will need for these activity sheets to work in your classroom is a variety of Nonfiction texts (articles, websites, books).

As a teacher, I always seem to have a collection of Nonfiction articles, but nothing to go with them (see the PREVIEW for free online Nonfiction text websites). This resource solves that problem!!! I place a group of Nonfiction articles out for my students to choose from (as one of my Literacy Centers), and one of these Nonfiction activity sheets (depending on the skill we are working on). I change out the activity sheet once a week, and provide new articles as needed.

Another way I use this resource in my classroom is during Guided Reading. I use a Nonfiction text of my choosing, and the activity sheet that aligns with the standard I am teaching. This is a great way to differentiate. You can use the same activity sheet with each group, but with a different text (on their level).

Another tool I am including with this resource is a chart that will help you align your own collection of nonfiction texts with the activity sheets included. With this tool, once you determine a non-fiction text goes well with one of the activity sheets, you can write the name of the article on the chart and place a check next to the skills it aligns best with. Many of the activity sheets will go with ANY Non-Fiction text you have. Some of the activity sheets will go better with some than others (ex. Text Structure).

⇧ ⇧ ⇧ Please see the PREVIEW for pictures of this resources! ⇧ ⇧ ⇧

Check out this blog post about this resource!
Free Online Resources for Nonfiction Texts
No-Fuss Literacy Centers


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The Graphics in this product are by:
Creative Clips by Krista Wallden
Graphics by Ashley Hughes
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Teaching Duration
1 Year

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Nonfiction Reading Centers - Graphic Organizers for Reading
Nonfiction Reading Centers - Graphic Organizers for Reading
Nonfiction Reading Centers - Graphic Organizers for Reading
Nonfiction Reading Centers - Graphic Organizers for Reading