Please welcome Brian and Eric of Wise Guys! Today they share with us how they are meeting informational text standards in their classrooms. Thanks guys! Informational Text has become a major focus under the Common Core Standards. As classroom teachers it is our goal to help our students become proficient in reading and writing informational text. Below are our top 5 ways we accomplish this
The Puzzling Main Idea contains directions and materials needed for 5 different Main Idea Activities. They are tons of fun, hands-on, and a perfect continuation to Main Idea mini-lessons! The activities encourage whole class, partner/group, and independent work/critical thinking! If followed in order, the activities teach Main Idea first in a more concrete manner, allowing children to slowly be able to apply their new skills to more difficult tasks, and eventually to text.
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