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Identify the Text Features
Identify the Text Features
Game
Identify the Text Features
Text features highlight important facts in sources of information. Help kids learn to identify these features with this silly newspaper article.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Learning About Maps
Learning About Maps
Lesson Plan
Learning About Maps
From the compass rose to the map key, first grade students will learn about three characteristics that make up a map. Symbols are used on maps too, as students practice what they can do!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Story Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions
Story Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions
Worksheet
Story Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions
Help your beginning reader boost her reading comprehension by figuring out what happened next in three different story lines.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Picture Comprehension
Picture Comprehension
Worksheet
Picture Comprehension
Picture comprehension is a great intro to reading comprehension! Kids will simply identify what is going on in each picture.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Using Context Clues to Understand Word Meanings
Using Context Clues to Understand Word Meanings
Lesson Plan
Using Context Clues to Understand Word Meanings
This lesson will help your students use sentence level context clues to decode challenging words in a nonfiction text. Students will enjoy learning about maps and figuring out tricky words along the way!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts
Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts
Lesson Plan
Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts
When students read nonfiction texts, they will need to make inferences using text features and quotes as evidence. Support your students using short texts as practice before diving into more complex materials like textbooks.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Elements of Poetry
Elements of Poetry
Lesson Plan
Elements of Poetry
Introduce your students to some of the major structural elements of poetry in this comprehensive lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Text Features and Their Purposes
Text Features and Their Purposes
Lesson Plan
Text Features and Their Purposes
This lesson helps your ELs identify nonfiction text features and explain how they enhance comprehension of the text. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the Searching for Text Features lesson plan.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Activity
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Children research and make a timeline of an inspiring woman in this biography activity.
2nd grade
Social studies
Activity
Informational Text: Close Reading
Informational Text: Close Reading
Lesson Plan
Informational Text: Close Reading
Let's learn about natural disasters. After reading through some informational texts, students will use their close reading skills to answer questions about different types of disasters.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Poetry, Prose, and Drama, Oh My!
Poetry, Prose, and Drama, Oh My!
Lesson Plan
Poetry, Prose, and Drama, Oh My!
Nourish your child's inner writer with this lesson on three different forms of literature: poetry, prose, and drama. After going through some examples of each, students will demonstrate their knowledge by filling out bubble maps.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Parts of the Brain
Parts of the Brain
Worksheet
Parts of the Brain
Why do zombies love brains? Find out with this collection of fun facts and a colorful diagram of the brain.
5th grade
Science
Worksheet
Plant Structures and their Functions
Plant Structures and their Functions
Lesson Plan
Plant Structures and their Functions
A caption reveals important information to a reader. Use this lesson with your students to teach them about plant structures and their functions, while they learn how to be a text feature author.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Fascinating Facts About Earth Science
Fascinating Facts About Earth Science
Workbook
Fascinating Facts About Earth Science
The need for reading comprehension skills does not stop when venturing into other academic areas. In this series, sort out the scientific method, read about hurricanes, photosynthesis and more!
5th grade
Science
Workbook
Timelines and Nonfiction Text
Timelines and Nonfiction Text
Lesson Plan
Timelines and Nonfiction Text
Teach your students how to use timelines to organize information from nonfiction texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Picture Sequencing
Picture Sequencing
Worksheet
Picture Sequencing
This picture story is all mixed up! Use this worksheet to teach your students how to put plot events in order.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Text Detective: Weird Animals
Text Detective: Weird Animals
Workbook
Text Detective: Weird Animals
It's fact vs. opinion statements about interesting animals in this workbook. Kids will also think about how diagrams and images help clarify reading passages.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
Charts and Graphs and Diagrams, Oh My!
Charts and Graphs and Diagrams, Oh My!
Lesson Plan
Charts and Graphs and Diagrams, Oh My!
Students will learn about three nonfiction text features: charts, graphs, and diagrams. They will analyze and interpret the information represented in these visual forms and discover how they aid in the comprehension of nonfiction texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Read Between the Lines
Read Between the Lines
Workbook
Read Between the Lines
When it comes to reading, it’s all about inferring. Kids can learn how to use clues in a text to understand a character’s thoughts or follow the action, in this book about jumping to conclusions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
My Neighborhood Map
My Neighborhood Map
Worksheet
My Neighborhood Map
Go over this neighborhood map with your child or student to teach how to properly read a map.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What's in a Text Feature?
What's in a Text Feature?
Lesson Plan
What's in a Text Feature?
Ever wondered how to explain what an index is to a 6 year old? Look no further! Use this engaging lesson to help your students become text feature experts.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Be a Text Detective
Be a Text Detective
Workbook
Be a Text Detective
Take reading a piece and a clue at a time to help your child improve his reading skills. Ask and answer questions like who, what, where, when and why, about details, key info and using text evidence.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Picture This: The Ugly Duckling!
Picture This: The Ugly Duckling!
Lesson Plan
Picture This: The Ugly Duckling!
Your students have probably heard of "The Ugly Duckling," but have they ever tried to put the events of the story in order? In this simple sequencing lesson, young readers match illustrations to text and put them into the proper order.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
How the Internet Travels Across the Ocean
How the Internet Travels Across the Ocean
Worksheet
How the Internet Travels Across the Ocean
Children learn how the internet travels across the ocean through cables to create a giant, global information network in this engaging, hands-on worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What is Cause and Effect?
What is Cause and Effect?
Worksheet
What is Cause and Effect?
Help your child understand cause and effect with this practice sheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet