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Non-fiction/Informational Texts

Finding Nonfiction Articles for Middle Grades

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

SIXTEEN engaging and rigorous Common Core Informational Text assessments aligning with 26 different Common Core Informational Text Standards in Grades 4-7, including ALL 20 standards for Grades 5-6. $

Nonfiction student ready to print worksheet in trifold format. FREE

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

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

nonfiction spinner for guided reading

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

Guided Reading Nonfiction Text Feature FREEBIE!

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.

Corkboard Connections: Tips for Teaching Informational Text

Create●Teach●Share: Non-Fiction printable

Kids learn the elements of nonfiction when they play nonfiction Bingo! Run a weekly nonfiction contest! Laminate for future use. priced item

Here are 32 multiple choice task cards to help students identify different types of informational text structures. For the purposes of these cards, five text structures are used: description, sequence (sometime called or used in addition to chronological), compare and contrast, cause and effect, and problem and solution. $