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Video Games: Nonfiction Text
Video Games: Nonfiction Text
Worksheet
Video Games: Nonfiction Text
Use this worksheet to provide an engaging text for your students as they practice reading and analyzing an author’s claims.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
State Your Claim
State Your Claim
Lesson Plan
State Your Claim
Help your students explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text by giving them high-interest nonfiction texts to read.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Point of View Practice: The Tsunami of 2004
Point of View Practice: The Tsunami of 2004
Worksheet
Point of View Practice: The Tsunami of 2004
Use this resource with your students to practice recognizing the author’s point of view in a text about a major historical event. Students will read a passage about the Tsunami of 2004 and determine the author’s viewpoint as they establish their own point
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Shifting Points of View
Shifting Points of View
Lesson Plan
Shifting Points of View
This lesson gives students practice identifying first person and third person narration in fiction and nonfiction texts. It could be taught as a stand-alone lesson or as a precursor to the lesson Fiction vs. Nonfiction.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Point of View Frenzy
Point of View Frenzy
Lesson Plan
Point of View Frenzy
Explore a day in the life of a pencil! Your students will practice different points of view by thinking outside the box and writing as though they are something else.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Exploring Point of View: What Do You Think?
Exploring Point of View: What Do You Think?
Worksheet
Exploring Point of View: What Do You Think?
From the topic of roller coasters to the topic of spinach, this kid-friendly worksheet guides a student in comparing his or her opinion to the opinions of the fictional character named “Jimmy.”
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tennis: Nonfiction Text
Tennis: Nonfiction Text
Worksheet
Tennis: Nonfiction Text
Use this high-interest text about sports to explore what point the author is trying to make.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Reality of Zoos: Nonfiction Text
The Reality of Zoos: Nonfiction Text
Worksheet
The Reality of Zoos: Nonfiction Text
This worksheet gives your students practice reading and analyzing informational text to explain the author’s claim and supporting reasons.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Where's the Evidence?
Where's the Evidence?
Worksheet
Where's the Evidence?
Help your second grade students identify the evidence behind the author’s purpose.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Who Is Telling the Story?
Glossary: Who Is Telling the Story?
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Glossary: Who Is Telling the Story?
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Who Is Telling the Story?
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comprehension Cards
Comprehension Cards
Worksheet
Comprehension Cards
These printable cards give students the chance to practice using supporting evidence to identify an author’s claims.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Totally Pets Activity Book
Totally Pets Activity Book
Workbook
Totally Pets Activity Book
This activity book is full of meaningful ways to interact with the pets around us whether you have a pet-free household or feel like you have a tiny zoo!
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Historical Heroes: Eleanor Roosevelt
Historical Heroes: Eleanor Roosevelt
Worksheet
Historical Heroes: Eleanor Roosevelt
Learn about Eleanor Roosevelt, the groundbreaking first lady known for her humanitarian work and for being the first U.S.delegate to the United Nations in 1942.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Author's Purpose Scavenger Hunt
Author's Purpose Scavenger Hunt
Worksheet
Author's Purpose Scavenger Hunt
Challenge your students to find real world examples of the author’s purpose with this text-based scavenger hunt.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Why I Write
Why I Write
Lesson Plan
Why I Write
Second grade students will step into the author’s shoes as they hunt for evidence to determine what a nonfiction author’s purpose might be.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
First Day of School with Marley!
First Day of School with Marley!
Lesson Plan
First Day of School with Marley!
Help ease your students into the school year with this lesson that helps them share their feelings about the first day of school.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Who Is Telling the Story?
Who Is Telling the Story?
Lesson Plan
Who Is Telling the Story?
Help your ELs see the connection between nouns and pronouns and the author's point of view, or perspective, in fiction and nonfiction texts. This lesson can be taught on its own or used as support for the lesson Two Points of View.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Match Author's Point with Evidence
Match Author's Point with Evidence
Lesson Plan
Match Author's Point with Evidence
Use this lesson to help your ELs identify and discuss the author's point and the information that supports it. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the What’s the Point? lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
What Were They Thinking?
What Were They Thinking?
Lesson Plan
What Were They Thinking?
What do Malala Yousafzai, Al Gore, and Michelle Obama all have in common? They are all nonfiction authors with a purpose. In this interactive lesson, students will gain practice looking at details in text to identify the author’s purpose.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Graphic Organizer: Author’s Point of View
Graphic Organizer: Author’s Point of View
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Author’s Point of View
This graphic organizer helps students work through a nonfiction text to help organize information about the author’s point, and the reasons and evidence used to support it.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ada Lovelace Biography
Ada Lovelace Biography
Worksheet
Ada Lovelace Biography
Children read about Ada Lovelace, whose ideas are still used in computing today, in this biography worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Shifting Points of View
Shifting Points of View
Worksheet
Shifting Points of View
Students will rewrite the narration and point of view of various texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Through the Eyes of a Teacher
Through the Eyes of a Teacher
Worksheet
Through the Eyes of a Teacher
This worksheet contains relevant classroom topics that provide a bridge for identifying differences in point of view.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Statements About Text: Supported or Unsupported?
Statements About Text: Supported or Unsupported?
Lesson Plan
Statements About Text: Supported or Unsupported?
Students will think analytically about nonfiction texts by providing evidence for supported or unsupported statements.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Vocabulary Cards: Who Is Telling the Story?
Vocabulary Cards: Who Is Telling the Story?
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Vocabulary Cards: Who Is Telling the Story?
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Who Is Telling the Story?
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet