Category: Craft and Structure Informational Text Lessons Intermediate

Craft and Structure Informational Text Lessons - Common Core CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4,5,6 Determine the meaning of general academic & domain-specific words & phrases. Text features & search tools, key words, sidebars, hyperlinks to locate information. Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author. RI.4.4,5,6 Describe the overall structure, chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution of events, ideas, concepts, or information. Compare & contrast a firsthand & secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus & the information provided. RI.5.4,5,6 Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.

Common Core Reading Lessons: Fact and Opinion

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Information that can be proven to be true or false (Fact) and a personal statement of what one believes about a subject (Opinion). Fact and Opinion – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade. Examples: Identify facts and form opinions from a text. Distinguish between fact and opinion.  Locate and verify facts in nonfiction.  Create and identify …

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Character

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The looks, traits, thoughts, and relationships of a person, animal or object with life-like qualities in a text. Character Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade. From describing physical traits to describing the protagonist and antagonist. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.5 Add drawings or other …

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Author’s Purpose

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Author’s Purpose (The reason why an author has written a text for readers) – Lessons Grades 2-6 Second Grade – Lessons: 1) Identify text evidence that shows the author’s purpose is to entertain. 2) Identify text evidence that shows the author’s purpose is to inform. 3) Identify text evidence that shows that the author’s purpose …

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Teaching Text Features: K-8

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Text Features – Teach essential reading strategies and improve students’ reading comprehension with this new resource for teachers. Each grade level has two sets of pages, and callout boxes aimed at the student identify and explain the text features on the book’s pages. A teacher chart included with each set of pages helps you articulate …

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Reading Comprehension – Online Passages & Quizzes

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Read Theory – Sign up for free and gain access to over 1,000 reading comprehension exercises. The program teaches students to think critically, draw inferences, understand scope and global concepts, find or recall details, and infer the meanings of useful vocabulary words. The class creation process allows teachers to manage students, track progress, and analyze …

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Reading Comprehension Lessons & Worksheets

ReadWorks – Free site with over 1,400 K-8 non-fiction and literary reading passages, each with a research-based question set to support student comprehension. Printable worksheets and lessons. Comprehension Units These research-based units facilitate close reading, precise questioning based on evidence in the text, and focused discussion to enable comprehension of the entire text. Read-aloud and …

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K-12 Reading Lesson Plans

Read Write Think –  Hundreds of standards-based lesson plans written and reviewed by educators using current research and the best instructional practices. Elementary, middle school and high school reading lesson plans covering many Common Core standards. CCSS.ELA-Literacy English Language Arts Standards » Reading: Literature, Foundational Skills, Informational Text, Speaking and Listening, Language. Key Ideas and …

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