Grades 4-8. Interactive Reading Notebooks: Informational Text ~ Teaching Nonfiction Strategies for Common Core. Some topics: main idea, outlining nonfiction, summarizing, author's purpose, text structure (description, problem/solution, cause/effect, order/sequence, compare/contrast, persuasion techniques, primary and secondary sources, nonfiction text features. Includes Common Core Alignment and 14 original nonfiction passages for teaching each strategy. $9
CAUSE AND EFFECT: What happened here? What are some of the effects? Explain, based on the picture's caption on the original website, what caused the situation--and what happened after (another cause/effect moment).
Inference-This is an awesome Pixar short for reinforcing or introducing the skill of inference. allow students to watch the entire film (5 minutes) then replay it, stopping to ask inference questions. 4th-grade-reading-inference
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.