For a class informational text, genre study, book clubs (literature circles), or independent reading, this packet will challenge your students to summarize and to analyze nonfiction literary elements using textual evidence and critical thinking. The standards-based questions are open-ended enough to use with a variety of middle school books.
Response prompts are provided in two formats: ten whole page worksheets for distribution one day at a time, or a packet to be folded and stapled into a fourth-page student booklet. Either way, two weeks worth of reading response questions are included.
Nonfiction Genre tasks include:
• Analyze text structure
• Identify supporting details
• Analyze an illustration
• Construct a diagram
• Identify the central idea
• Define academic vocabulary
• Evaluate persuasive language
• Consider a different format
• Compare information from multiple sources
• Each day, summarize the text
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