Reading Informational Text

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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 communicate meaning.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members select a page from one of the textbooks and analyze the various features that are used to communicate meaning and support the main idea of the text
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson presumes that class members know how to identify the main idea of a passage, and to develop predictions about and craft summaries of reading passages
Pros

  • The packet includes differentiated instruction details, suggestions for assessment and evaluation, graphic organizers, worksheets, and exit tickets
Cons

  • No samples of informational text are included in the passage
Common Core