Reading Informational Text with Graphs and Charts targets one of the key elements of Common Core, which is reading nonfiction text. This 43 page packet is loaded with 6 passages including 2 historical, 2 scientific and 2 technical pieces along with diagrams, timelines, flow charts and graphs to go with each. It also has a set of 32 task cards with different types of graphs, as well as three webquests, to give your students the practice they need in a variety of formats.
Specifically, this set includes:
6 Double Sided Worksheets with Informational Text, Charts and Graphs:
The History of Chocolate
Hot Air Balloons
How to Play Mancala
32 Task Cards and Keys
A Task Card Student Recording Sheet
I love these task cards because they have a variety of type of graphs and charts on them, including bar graphs (both vertical and horizontal), pie charts, line plots, and line graphs. It makes an instant math center or could be used one on one, as a whole class/teacher led activity, or my favorite…as a rotational activity (Scoot). Simply print out the record sheet and station the cards at different places around the room. Kids walk around the room solving task cards and getting some movement in their day as well!
The webquests are a great activity for kids to do wherever you have computer access, whether it is classroom computers, a computer lab or even as a homework assignment.
I love this set and think you will too. It's great to find something ready to go that has motivational topics that kids will want to read, in a variety of formats. A great time saver for busy teachers.
If you’re looking for more informational text material, please check out this greatly reduced bundle:
Informational Text Bundle for 4th/5th Grade
Here are two of my favorites, included in the bundle:
Informational Text Structures for 4th/5th Grade
Text Evidence Using Informational Text: Common Core 4th and 5th Grade
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