Reading Strategies for Informational Text is a series comprised of tried and true reading strategies. This set includes 2 versions of the activity: a one page response sheet and a two page activity that includes a personal response.
The 5-1 Formula is a strategy that can easily be used across subject areas. This activity can be used to help students actively read text books, articles, and other nonfiction text. While completing this activity, students stay actively engaged as they look closely at the information and cite evidence as they go.
The steps are simple:
Record what text is assigned
Complete each box by answering the correct number of tasks.
This activity is a very simple one to teach, but has several benefits. Once it is taught, it can be used repeatedly to engage with texts across subject areas.