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Thunder and lightning are so exciting! Your class gets to read all about it. This informational reading passage provides them with a scientific explanation of thunder and lightning. They read the passage, answer comprehension questions, and think of synonyms to replace four descriptive words from the text.
Create geometric cups by interpreting directions, informational text, and mathematical concepts. Critical thinkers apply geometric theory (congruent shapes, patterns, symmetry) to actual directions to create a cup that holds Kool Aid. Maneuvering through the mathematical language will build understanding for your elementary schoolers.
First and second graders read books, say rhymes, sing songs, go over vocabulary, and complete activities for shoes. An engaging lesson plan for sure, this one has learners measure shoes, paint shoes, and more. It's amazing how much learning can come from focusing on shoes!
Third graders practice identifying the main idea and supporting details when reading informational text. They read text related to waterfalls and practice note taking skills to identify critical details. Students use their notes to create a poem comparing themselves to a waterfall.
It is so important for learners to become selective and strategic readers. This slide show provides examples and practice exercises that encourage them to read informational text and selectively underline key points or information. Great for teaching this must-have study skill that improves textual understanding.
Set a purpose for reading informational texts with this reading lesson. To find the central idea of a text, young readers turn titles and subtitles into questions to help them understand the text. They complete a T-chart for the lesson, which is included as a .gif file. Additionally, they write a summary of what they have read.