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Helping Students Understand Text Structures: Informational Problem/solution
10th CCSS: Adaptable
What does a text say? What does it do? Good readers use these questions to help them understand the structure of a problem/solution text. Model this approach by putting a copy of the included article on an overhead (or interactive white...
Reading Informational Text: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core
9th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Readers of informational text must be able to determine the central idea of a text and and analyze how writers develop these ideas. The resources in this collection are designed to help readers develop these skills. Take a look at the attached notes for each resource to find the aligned Common Core Standards for 9th and 10th grade reading information text.
Select Texts for Additional Reading
5 mins 7th - 9th CCSS: Designed
Learning and information doesn't just stop when you've finished reading an article! Encourage your class to find related texts after completing an assigned reading. The video presents an idea of how to find more texts. It begins with...
Delineate an Author's Argument in a Text
10 mins 7th - 9th CCSS: Designed
Expert readers infer the writer's position in a narrative article. Illustrate how to infer using cause and effect with the video and great supplementary materials provided here. The narrator lays out visual representations of two effects...
A Way to Analyze Paragraphs to Figure Out the Main Idea of a Nonfiction Text
5th - 10th CCSS: Designed
Shrink up a section by asking pupils to write down the main idea for each of seven paragraphs. There is a space provided for each main idea. When students have completed this portion, they write down what they think to be the central...
Black and White in United States History: A Gray Area
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Compare and contrast old and modern historical accounts of the life of Thomas Jefferson. Learners begin by evaluating the responsibilities of history textbooks in reporting historical events, people, and eras. Next, they discuss how new...
Factual Information Text Worksheet
7th - 10th CCSS: Designed
When reading informational texts, young readers often need help processing the evidence or facts presented in the text. Use this worksheet to help your class organize the information presented in a text, therefore more easily understand...
Many Younger Facebook Friends "Unfriend" the Network
7th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
"Sometimes I feel really sad after logging onto Facebook..." Learners read a news article written in 2014 about several former Facebook users who have deactivated their accounts, and then respond to both text-based and discussion...
Common Core Reading Standards: Understanding Argument
9th - 10th CCSS: Designed
What does your class know about logical fallacies? They can find out quite a bit and practice identifying logical fallacies if you follow the steps and use the resources provided here! After reviewing ethos, pathos, and logos, ask small...
English Language Arts Examination: August 2017
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Reading and comprehending a poem is a lot different than doing the same for a piece of fiction or an informational text. As part of a sample English language arts examination, readers put their skills to the test by reading passages in...
English Language Arts Examination: June 2017
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Plants prefer classical music to rock and roll. That's one of the claims in an informational passage that makes up part of a set of standardized assessment questions. The set is part of a larger collection of English language arts tests...
Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Workshop
7th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
What's the difference between summarizing and paraphrasing? Show class members how to find the main ideas from informational text and condense it, restate it, or quote it directly with a series of educational activities based on two...