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Great Idea for students to work with nonfiction text. All you need is file folders and nonfiction readers!

Ms. Winston's Blog: Nonfiction File Folder Project

Symbolism on the Dollar Bill: One of the topics featured in the Common Core Weekly Reading Review Set: 3 by The Teacher Next Door.

FREE! Perfect for close reading with your class and aligned to the Common Core Standards. Learn about the man who some say flew before the Wright Brothers.

AMAZING website for free nonfiction passages and questions organized by reading level, topic, and reading skill. Definitely worth checking out!

These Informational Reading Exit Slips will organize your mini-lessons and keep your students accountable for reading and responding with purpose. Included are 46 exit slips that focus on elements of informational text, text features, previewing, predicting, connections, questioning, inferring, main ideas, supporting details, summarizing, paraphrasing, determining the meaning of unknown words, text structure, author's purpose, self reflection, goals and much more. #wildaboutfifthgrade $

This module contains: A Pre-Reading Activity to promote active speaking/listening in classroom Analytical Discussion questions for the article to strengthen reading skills A Question-raising activity to launch discussions and writing topics A “Home-Base” Activity to connect students to peers/parents/mentors An Argumentation Essay Prompt which spurs students to see an issue from both sides--also a perfect prep for ACT writing practice

Chew on This! Prereading Activities for Middle School Common Core Informational Text Study

Non-Fiction Reading Response Choice Board - Version 2

Non - Fiction Reading Response Choice Board {version 2}

Non Fiction Checklist

The Teacher Diaries: Non-fiction writing checklist

"NonFiction Find It and Check It" ready to print pages can be used with any nonfiction text. priced item

NonFiction Find It and Check It

nonfiction spinner for guided reading

I Love 2 Teach: downloads

Fortune Cookie Question Cards for Non-Fiction - kept in colorful take-out containers! A great way to make informational text more engaging.

TEACHERS! This is a great video explaining different parts of a non-fiction book: headings, sub-headings, captions, diagrams, glossary, the difference between fiction and non-fiction etc. The video is 6:32 long.