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Reading INFORMATIONAL TEXT Printables: Worksheets and Tests Grades 7-8

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  1. **UPDATE** Level C, Grades 7-8 added! Please re-download for ALL parts to this product. Thank you! This is a bundle of the following three products: - Practice & Assess READING INFORMATIONAL TEXT: Grades 4-5 No Prep Printables - Practice & Assess READING INFORMATIONAL TEXT: Grade 6 No Pr
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This collection of worksheets and quizzes pairs perfectly with my Interactive Notebooks for Informational Text. These worksheets are perfect for practicing informational text skills whether you use my interactive notebooks or not!

Scroll down for a list of lessons and topics!

**Grades 7-8 Version** Level C

Purchase the differentiation bundle here.

For each of the 14 lessons, there is a 20-item practice, followed by a 20-item assessment. The items on the assessment are similar in content and in format to the items on the practice so that your students are prepared for each assessment.

Most lessons are 2 or more pages, so I run them front and back and recommend that you do the same whenever possible.

*UPDATE* July 2017: These files are now EDITABLE in MS Word, so you can customize them as needed for your own students! Please note that your ability to edit these documents relies upon your fluency in MS Word. I'm sorry that I can't offer technical assistance with this feature. Thanks for your understanding.

This resource is jam-packed with content specifically designed to practice and assess the lessons in the Interactive Reading Informational Text Notebook. So that these printables are grade-level appropriate, I am releasing three sets:

Set 1 – Grades 4-5 (Level A)

Set 2 – Grade 6 (Level B)

Set 3 – Grades 7-8 (Level C)

Each set includes unique content, which means that the questions and passages are all completely different, and leveled, for each packet. If you differentiate in your reading classes, I highly recommend that you purchase all 3 sets. Sets 2 and 3 will be released within the next several weeks. A bundle is available to purchase all 3 sets here.

Since there are 3 sets and two similar worksheets for each lesson (one practice and one assessment), I have included this information at the bottom right corner of each page It either reads Practice or Assessment, followed by the level. The lesson number and topic are always at the top left.


Here is what’s included:

Lesson 1: Main Idea & Supporting Details: Understanding the Terms

Lesson 2: Main Idea & Supporting Details: Organizing & Outlining

Lesson 3: Summarizing Informational Text

Lesson 4: Author's Purpose (3-Purpose Version, Persuade, Inform, Entertain)

Lesson 5: Author's Purpose (5-Purpose Version, Persuade, Inform, Entertain, Explain, Describe)

Lesson 6: Nonfiction Text Structures (Overview)

Lesson 7: Description (In-Depth Study of This Nonfiction Text Structure)

Lesson 8: Compare & Contrast (In-Depth Study of This Nonfiction Text Structure)

Lesson 9: Order & Sequence (In-Depth Study of This Nonfiction Text Structure)

Lesson 10: Problem & Solution (In-Depth Study of This Nonfiction Text Structure)

Lesson 11: Cause & Effect (In-Depth Study of This Nonfiction Text Structure)

Lesson 12: Primary & Secondary Sources

Lesson 13: Nonfiction Text Features

Lesson 14: Persuasion Techniques


See preview file for samples and a table of contents to see what is all included.


Will these worksheets teach the lessons for me?

No. These printables are meant to be used after the lesson is taught in order to practice and then assess students knowledge and understanding of the content or skill. The Interactive Reading Informational Text Notebook includes lessons for each skill. This packet includes worksheets for each.

Will I need to find stories and other resources to use with these printables?

No! These are no-prep, which means all of the passages and content are included. Print and go!

Are these meant to prepare students for Common Core Assessments such as PARCC or Smarter Balanced?

No. These are not meant to be used as test prep, but as everyday practices and assessments.

Are you making sets for your other Interactive Notebooks?

Yes. Additional sets available include Literature, Writing, Poetry, Grammar, and Vocabulary.

I teach students for multiple years. Can I use these printables?

Yes! There will be 3 sets (see above) so simply purchase the set(s) relevant for your grades.

Total Pages
115 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.


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