We found 13,278 reviewed resources for informational texts
Author's Purpose: Informational TextLesson Planet
7th - 8th
Analyze the author's stated or implied purpose in an informational text. Middle schoolers identify the loaded words in the example selections and determine the purpose. Use this activity as a preparation for finding the author's purpose...
Interpreting Data, Facts and Ideas from Informational Texts - A Different King of FuelLesson Planet
8th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Why do we need renewable energy resources? Discuss the energy crisis with your middle and high school classes through interpreting informational texts. An engaging video and a worksheet accompany this plan.
Understanding Informational Text FeaturesLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Everything you need to know about informational text features can be found in this resource. Recognizing these types of text features and how they are used in text allows readers to better understand information. Teachers can use this as...
Introduce: Summarizing Informational Text Using About TreesLesson Planet
1st - 3rd
Summarizing is an excellent reading comprehension strategy; learners use the informational text About Trees (linked for printing) to put this skill to use. Model through a think-aloud as you read a section of the book and scholars read...
Writing About Informational Text: The Dred Scott DecisionLesson Planet
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Looking for a performance assessment that asks individuals to demonstrate their competency in writing about informational text? Use Frederick Douglass' essay "On the Dred Scott Decision," and an excerpt from Abraham Lincoln's 1857 speech...
Write an Introduction for an Informational TextLesson Planet
5 mins 4th CCSS: Designed
Start your informational essay off right with a strong introduction, the focus of the sixth of nine videos on using text resources to write an essay. In particular, it discusses how to structure the paragraph around a great hook to make...
Group Research into Categories to Plan Informational WritingLesson Planet
4 mins 4th CCSS: Designed
The fifth video in a series about informational text covers how to group research into categories. Focusing on outlining information without directly copying the words, the video shows fourth graders how to take their writing from the...
Reading Informational TextLesson Planet
7th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Learning to recognize the importance of the features of information text (i.e., titles, subtitles, endnotes, sidebars, etc.) is the focus of a reading activity designed for middle schoolers. Learners examine how these text features help...
Writing About Informational Text: Beyond the Beyond—GalaxiesLesson Planet
8th CCSS: Designed
Everyone has a different point of view, even when it comes to the enormity of the universe. Two separate text passages explain the scope of a galaxy, prompting young readers to write an essay about each author's argument and how the...
Investigating Animals Through Non-Fiction TextLesson Planet
3rd - 5th
Conduct a shared reading activity with a non-fiction animal book. Young researchers identify the various text features in informational texts, complete a graphic organizer to compare and contrast text feature purposes, and finally choose...
Writing About Informational Text: Political PartiesLesson Planet
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
To demonstrate their ability to craft an analysis of informational text, class members read excerpts from James Madison's "The Federalist No. 10," from George Washington's Farewell Address, and from Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural...
Writing Informational Text: Community and School GardensLesson Planet
2nd CCSS: Designed
Two informational texts feature community gardens of the past and present and how seeds grow. Scholars read, discuss what they have read, complete a timeline, define words, and compose a brief essay about the texts' main idea.
Writing About Informational Text: Everybody Can BikeLesson Planet
4th CCSS: Designed
A three-part assessment challenges scholars to read informational texts in order to complete three tasks. Following a brief reading, class members take part in grand conversations, complete charts, and work in small groups to research...
Organize Ideas in Informational Writing Using HeadingsLesson Planet
5 mins 4th CCSS: Designed
Can your fourth graders use headings to organize their ideas? Help them format their research papers with paragraphs and headings to break up different ideas. The eighth video in a series about informational text takes them through the...
Writing Informational Text: Lemonade StandLesson Planet
3rd CCSS: Designed
Use a performance task to assess third graders' ability to read informational text. After they plan a lemonade stand business, young entrepreneurs implement that plan through informational writing. The task assumes learners can...
Reading Informational Text: 9-10th Grade ELA Common CoreLesson Planet
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.
Reading Informational Text: 11-12th ELA Common CoreLesson Planet
11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Science, social studies, and language arts resources that address 11th and 12th grade standards for reading informational text can be found in this collection. Take a look at the attached notes for each resource to find the grade 11 and 12 aligned Common Core Standards for Reading Information Text.
Reading Informational Text: 7th Grade ELA Common CoreLesson Planet
7th CCSS: Adaptable
The majority of text that seventh graders encounter is informative, whether they are viewing television commercials, reading science textbooks, or perusing an article about current events. Equip your class with the skills necessary to analyze informational text structure, evaluate claims and authors' perspectives, and develop an eye for detailed reading.