Picking apart an informational text can be tricky, but having the right questions to ask can certainly help the process. Begin with the basic questions about the topic, main idea, support, and purpose before moving on the the in-depth questions relating to form and organization, author's purpose, writer's craft, and student evaluation of the text.
- Keep these handy as a teacher reference when creating assignments and assessments
- Create a handout for pupils and ask them to answer all or select questions; they can even keep it in a binder so that they can use the questions to analyze multiple pieces of nonfiction text
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