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

Turkeys: Teaching Main Idea and Text Features with an Informational Article
Turkeys: Teaching Main Idea and Text Features with an Informational Article
Turkeys: Teaching Main Idea and Text Features with an Informational Article
Turkeys: Teaching Main Idea and Text Features with an Informational Article
Turkeys: Teaching Main Idea and Text Features with an Informational Article
Turkeys: Teaching Main Idea and Text Features with an Informational Article
Turkeys: Teaching Main Idea and Text Features with an Informational Article
Turkeys: Teaching Main Idea and Text Features with an Informational Article
Product Description
This pack was created for 2nd- 3rd graders struggling with finding the main idea in nonfiction texts. It contains one informational article about turkeys. There are three different levels of the texts. The levels of the running text are about a beginning second grade, mid-second grade, and end second grade reading level. Please note, none of the text features are included in leveling. 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 level of the article 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 answers 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 or black and white to best meet the teacher’s needs.

Included in this pack:
• A circle map to activate prior knowledge (in color or black and white)
• 3 vocabulary cards, with photographs
• One page informational article in color OR black and white with three levels (beginning second grade, mid second grade, end second grade)
• Comprehension questions and answer key
• Main idea graphic organizer and answer key (using headings)
• Text Feature Book with cut and paste definitions for all features in this article
• Two sets of questions, a higher and lower level, using the text features with recording sheet and answer key.
• Venn Diagram to Compare and Contrast Wild and Domestic turkeys.

The text features included in this article:
• Photograph
• Heading
• Bold, underlined print (types of print)
• Caption
• Map
• Text Box
• Diagram
• Graph



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Mandy
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