Nonfiction Reading Unit (Common Core Aligned)

Grade Levels
5th - 9th, Homeschool
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This complete package walks the students through how to read nonfiction with purpose and clarity. It includes a robust (80 Slides!) guiding power point and 5 separate formative assessments. Both the power point and the assessments are aligned to fulfill the Common Core Standards.

The powerpoint guides instruction on the following teaching points:
- Identifying Author's Point of View
- Recognizing Author's Purpose
- Making Claims About a Text
- Summarizing a Text
- Labeling Nonfiction Text Structures
- Labeling Nonfiction Text Features

Also included are custom made formative assessments that are aligned to the powerpooint lessons, that test the students knowledge on:
- Identifying an Author's Point of View
- Summarizing a Text
- Making a Claim About a Text
- Matching Text Feature Definitions
- Labeling Text Structures
- Color Coded Answer Keys

Topping off the package is a mentor nonfiction text set that includes articles from three sources covering three stages of text complexity (Lower/Dogo News, Middle/News ELA, Higher/NPR) and a variety of high interest topics such as:
- Energy Drinks
- Selfies
- Basketball
- Video Games
- Pollution
- Bullying
- Being "hangry" (hungry and angry)

LT: Students will be able to cite specific textual evidence when explaining what the text says. (CCS Ri 6.1)
LT: Students will be able to summarize a text using strictly details and facts. (CCS Ri 6.2)
LT: Students will be able to determine an authors point of view and how it is conveyed in the text. (CCS Ri 6.6)


★Excellent resource. My kids needed a lot of help with informational text and this helped them figure it out. Thank you!

★This is the groundwork for my nonfiction unit with my 9th graders, it has saved me a LOT of stress. I couldn't figure out where to start the unit-and now I have my jump off. Thanks so much!

★This lesson was great. My students understood each day's activities. The worksheets that went along with the slides were very student friendly. Job Well Done!! Thank you!

★Such a great resource for interesting nonfiction texts! The powerpoint saved me a lot of time as well.


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Total Pages
80 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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