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Students read two different 120-word texts on having potbellied pigs as house pets. The articles have similarities and differences in facts and author's opinion. They then compare and contrast the important points and key details in the two texts in six multiple-choice questions. This is followed by a writing activity where they demonstrate knowledge and integrate information from the texts to write a persuasive paragraph. $1.50 Teaching Nonfiction Viewpoint, Compare Contrast Texts, Compare Contrast Reading, Teaching Reading, Knowledge, Students Reading, Grades 2 4, Multiple Choice Questions, Cores Grades
COMMON CORE (Grade 5) RI.9 INTEGRATE TEXTS PASSAGES FOR PRACTICE. This standard asks students to integrate information from two different passages to answer questions and speak about text. This document contains four different passages for practice. Each passage contains two different texts that vary from traditional informational texts, a journey entry, newspaper article, and an interview.
Five posters for nonfiction text structures: Description, Problem and Solution, Cause and Effect, Order and Sequence, Compare and Contrast. It also contains a foldable (both labeled and blank) with instructions and notes for writing in foldables. The notes are consistent with the information given on the posters.
The new core talks extensively about conducting close reads. A common best practice is to have students “read with a pencil”. This allows them to find evidence, quotes, etc. directly from the text to mark and review later. I have created this toolbox page with common symbols for my class to use. They make these marks as they go along the passage (during the 1st read) so we can come back and discuss them later (usually during the 2nd and 3rd reads). #closereading #freebies #reading
You’ll find lessons for: • Schema/Making Connections • Asking Questions • Author’s Purpose • Main Idea & Details • Prediction • Inference • Visualization • Using Vocabulary • Synthesizing (Includes answer key for fill-in-the-blanks) • Text Patterns -Cause & Effect -Compare & Contrast -Fact & Opinion -Problem & Solution -Sequence ~~From Mrs. Beattie's Classroom~~