Engage your students by using the concept of "squirrel" when they read something that should not be included in the paragraph. This is generally found during our state testing and is a fun way for kids to learn and practice this skill.
Included is 5 non-fiction paragraphs about sharks. Students will read the paragraph and determine which sentence should not be included even though it goes with the topic.
I hope this fun strategy works for your kids and you have some fun working on this skill!