Informational Text 1

Now that reading skills are more developed, second graders will move on to comprehension of informational text. This guided lesson supports this through an exploration of the main idea of a text, as well as the other text features, such as: captions, photographs, maps headings, subheadings, glossary, index, icons and graphs. Kids will look at two texts that cover the same topic, but in different ways.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities.
Symbiotic RelationshipsDeep in the ocean, the goby fish and pistol shrimp have a partnership in which they help each other out, called a symbiotic relationship. Learn about this and other symbiotic relationships in this beautiful nonfiction text. Kids will be so absorbed in the reading that they won't realise how much real-life information they're learning.
Symbiotic Relationships Reading ComprehensionRecalling details from a text is an essential part of understanding what you read. Give kids practise strengthening this important reading comprehension skill with this interactive quiz. In it, children answer questions about the nonfiction story Symbiotic Relationships, all about the goby fish and pistol shrimp.
Symbiotic Relationships: Vocabulary QuizDefining new vocabulary words is an essential part of understanding the texts you read. Help kids learn the strategies they need to make educated guesses about the meaning of new words with this interactive vocabulary quiz. Featuring words from the Symbiotic Relationships, the story gives each new word context to help children learn every definition.
Identify the Text FeaturesLearning to identify the text features is an important building block of a reading and writing curriculum, especially for students in the second and year four. In this game, students gain lots of practise by identifying text features in a silly newspaper article. Headlines, captions, photos, and bolded text are some of the features of nonfiction text that students will learn to spot.
Flightless BirdsOstriches and penguins are both birds. They have wings but don't fly, and lay eggs, but that's where the similarities end. In this text, kids have the opportunity to compare and contrast these two animals. From wingspan to habitat, children will finish with lots of new information about these flightless birds.
Flightless Birds Reading ComprehensionWhere do penguins live? In this reading comprehension game, kids recall details to answer questions about the text, Flightless Birds. Since the text compares and contrasts penguins and ostriches, these quiz questions cover facts about each kind of bird, reiterating important details from the informational text.

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