Reindeer: Teaching Main Idea and Text Features with an Informational Article

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Practice Finding Main Idea while Integrating Text Features!

This pack was created for 2nd- 3rd graders struggling with finding the main idea in nonfiction text. It contains two informational articles about reindeer. The articles are very similar, only the readability is different. The higher leveled passage is about a 900 Lexile level. The lower level passage is about 780 Lexile level. Because it is nonfiction, and there are some content related vocabulary words, the level was driven up. This pack is perfect for guided reading or as independent work.

After students read the article and answer the questions (and/or fill out the graphic organizer), students can cut the article apart and glue the text features into a text features hunt book. A smaller, one page version of each of the articles is included, in black and white, for students to cut apart. I do recommend that the original article be printed in color, if possible, so students can see the pictures.

Students can also answer questions about the article. Students will have to use the text features to answer the questions. This would be perfect as a center or small group activity. Two different sets of questions are included. One set of questions is more difficult. The cover sheet for the activity is included in color and black and white to best meet the teacher’s needs.

Included in this pack:
• A circle map to activate prior knowledge
• 3 vocabulary cards, with photographs
• 2 leveled Informational articles in color or black and white
• Main idea questions and answer key
• Main idea graphic organizer and answer key (individual heading)
• Main idea graphic organizer and answer key (entire article)
• Article for scavenger hunt
• Text Feature Book with cut and paste definitions for all features in this article
• Two sets of questions, a higher and lower level, about the text features with recording sheet and answer key.

The text features included in this article:
• Photograph
• Heading
• Graph
• Bold, underlined print (types of print)
• Caption
• Side Bar
• Glossary


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Happy Learning!
Mandy
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Reindeer: Teaching Main Idea and Text Features with an Inf
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Reindeer: Teaching Main Idea and Text Features with an Inf
Reindeer: Teaching Main Idea and Text Features with an Inf