Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

This is a good way to help students see the main idea of a nonfiction piece. It also helps them summarize a story so they can use this paper to reference the work later without searching the entire document again. Finally, it is a good way to show them that all good work has main points that are supported by details.

FREE: CLOSE Reading strategy and graphic organizer for the elementary reading classroom. TeacherKarma.com

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Interactive Reading Journal

Great Interactive Reading Journal....Kid friendly and covers a TON of standards!

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"The Best Pet" Common Core Opinion Writing Unit

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Informational Text Graphic Organizer Pack

Text Features Checklist in an Informational Text Graphic Organizer Pack-Common Core aligned for grades 2-4 in Reading Informational Text $

Summarizing Non-Fiction Text....with a Comic Strip! Great article with optional ideas for incorporating tech into the process.

Classroom: Reading / Writing. Character Traits grouped with similar traits. Use to compare and contrast. What are the subtle differences? Would be great to transfer these into a web organizer.

This graphic organizer is a great way for your students to respond to informational texts to show what they have learned. It could be used for independent reading, reading centers, listening to reading, or whole group reading. Second Grade: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.5 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.6 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.10