Category: Key Ideas and Details Informational Text Lessons Intermediate

Key Ideas and Details Informational Text Lessons - Common Core CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1,2,3 Ask & answer questions to demonstrate understanding, referring explicitly to the text. Determine the main idea & recount the key details & explain how they support the main idea. Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures; time, sequence, & cause/effect. RI.4.1,2,3 Refer to details & examples explaining what the text says explicitly, drawing inferences. Summarize.

5th and 6th Grade Novel Study Units

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5th and 6th Grade Novel Study Units – These are longer units organized around a single chapter book. These units do not focus on a teaching students any one reading comprehension skill but provide an opportunity for students to practice a suite of reading comprehension skills to master more complex long format reading material. Most …

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Comprehension Units

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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 paired text lessons embody the most effective research-proven instructional practices to support student comprehension. Units are based on superb, carefully selected leveled books, with authentic paired …

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Theme

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The underlying message or lesson that the author is trying to convey to the reader. These often include universal values dealing with life, society or human nature. Theme Lessons – Covers second through sixth grade. Examples: Identify the plot and main idea of a story that supports the theme.  Identify events in the plot that support …

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Main Idea

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The big idea in a text that tells what the text is mostly about. Main Idea Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade.  Examples: Identify and describe what a book is mainly about using the title, text, and pictures. Identify and describe the main idea of a nonfiction book using textual details. Use the main …

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Genre

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A category or type of text, organized by common literary elements. Genre Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade. Examples: Identify the difference between fiction and nonfiction. Identify facts learned from a nonfiction text. Use guide words in an encyclopedia to locate a subject. Identify the characteristics of science fiction. Identify and describe evidence in …

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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: Explicit Information

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Details that can be clearly found “right there” in the text. Explicit Information – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade. Examples: Identify explicit information in nonfiction and fiction. Use text features in nonfiction texts to identify explicit information. Use explicit information to answer questions about a fiction text. Key Ideas and Details CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.2 With prompting and …

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Compare and Contrast

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How two or more things are alike (Compare) and how they are different (Contrast). Compare and Contrast Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade.  Identify the similarities between two pictures when comparing them. Compare and contrast two characters from a book, a subject in a nonfiction book, two editorials, and more. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.7 With prompting and …

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Main Idea Worksheets (nonfiction): Grades 5-12

Main Idea Worksheets – Finding the main idea for nonfiction texts. Upper grades 5-12.  Includes a main idea lesson – An animated PowerPoint slideshow explaining what main idea is and how one may go about identifying it. This concise presentation includes five practice problems after the lesson. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2 – Determine the main idea of a …

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Wildlife Books, Games, Coloring and Curriculum

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Online Books The Wold and the Dog – Informational text for grades 3 to 7. Wild Animals that Need our Help – Informational text for grades 3 to 7.  Includes printable word searches, crosswords and coloring pages. Penguins – Preschool to Kindergarten. Tigers – Kindergarten to second grade. Polar Bears – Second grade to sixth grade. …

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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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