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Ok...I have to admit it...I am a sucker for informational text. Maybe it's the geeky want-to-know-it-all side of me, but when I found out that Common Core upped the percentage of informational text to 50% (compared to 50% fiction), I did a silent cheer! Informational Text Structures is really fun...

Informational Text Structures: 4th and 5th Grades

Ok...I have to admit it...I am a sucker for informational text. Maybe it's the geeky want-to-know-it-all side of me, but when I found out that Common Core upped the percentage of informational text to 50% (compared to 50% fiction), I did a silent cheer! Informational Text Structures is really fun...

My school is taking the leap with technology and going 1:1 with Google chromebooks. This Reading Response resource for Informative or Non-Fiction texts provides the perfect activities to use with Google Slides.

Reading Response for Informative Texts GOOGLE Edition

My school is taking the leap with technology and going 1:1 with Google chromebooks. This Reading Response resource for Informative or Non-Fiction texts provides the perfect activities to use with Google Slides.

Short informational passages to teach students how to compare and contrast - venn diagram organizer included on the sheet. Common core aligned

Short informational passages to teach students how to compare and contrast - venn diagram organizer included on the sheet. Common core aligned

Getting started with informational texts...check out how we spent days 1 and 2 getting ready for our big research unit!  Aimee Buckner's latest book is guiding our work!

Getting started with informational texts

Getting started with informational texts...check out how we spent days 1 and 2 getting ready for our big research unit! Aimee Buckner's latest book is guiding our work!

This graphic organizer is a great way for your students to respond to informational texts to show what they have learned. It could be used for independent reading, reading centers, listening to reading, or whole group reading. Second Grade: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.5   CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.6  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.10

This graphic organizer is a great way for your students to respond to informational texts to show what they have learned. It could be used for independent reading, reading centers, listening to reading, or whole group reading. Second Grade: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.5 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.6 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.10

Check out my blog if you're looking for nonfiction passages that will engage your reluctant readers.

Check out my blog if you're looking for nonfiction passages that will engage your reluctant readers.

FREE 16 INFORMATIONAL TEXT POSTERS~  This packet contains colorful posters to teach 16 non-fiction text features, including:  guide words, title page, table of contents, index, glossary, heading, keywords, illustrations, hyperlink, and more.  Amazing free resource from Primary Punch!

FREE 16 INFORMATIONAL TEXT POSTERS~ This packet contains colorful posters to teach 16 non-fiction text features, including: guide words, title page, table of contents, index, glossary, heading, keywords, illustrations, hyperlink, and more. Amazing free resource from Primary Punch!

Want to see how one teacher teaches cause and effect in her classroom? This post has lots of ideas for reading comprehension by focusing on Cause and Effect Using Informational Text!

Cause and Effect Using Informational Text

Want to see how one teacher teaches cause and effect in her classroom? This post has lots of ideas for reading comprehension by focusing on Cause and Effect Using Informational Text!

Freebie: These six informational text structure posters will help you introduce informational text types and can serve as a reminder in your classroom. The posters are also included in my complete units for informational text structures for 3rd and for 4th/5th graders. (TpT Resource)

Freebie: These six informational text structure posters will help you introduce informational text types and can serve as a reminder in your classroom. The posters are also included in my complete units for informational text structures for 3rd and for 4th/5th graders. (TpT Resource)

20 Things for Students to Do with Informational Text [infographic]

20 Things for Students to Do with Informational Text [infographic]

Teaching main idea can be so tricky. Read this post to learn about three different ways this fifth grade teacher teaches main idea of informational text.

Teaching Main Idea of Nonfiction Text *3 Different Ways

Teaching main idea can be so tricky. Read this post to learn about three different ways this fifth grade teacher teaches main idea of informational text.

Informational Text Questions: 50 Non-Fiction Articles: Teach Common Core informational Text Reading Skills with 50 non-fiction articles and accompanying text-based questions that students will love! FULL-YEAR'S WORTH OF NON-FICTION READING RESPONSE ACTIVITIES!! - 18 two to three page articles. - 32 half page articles. - All 50 articles have 4 accompanying text-based questions #informationaltext #nonfictiontext #readingresponseactivities

Informational Text Questions: 50 Non-Fiction Articles

Informational Text Questions: 50 Non-Fiction Articles: Teach Common Core informational Text Reading Skills with 50 non-fiction articles and accompanying text-based questions that students will love! FULL-YEAR'S WORTH OF NON-FICTION READING RESPONSE ACTIVITIES!! - 18 two to three page articles. - 32 half page articles. - All 50 articles have 4 accompanying text-based questions #informationaltext #nonfictiontext #readingresponseactivities

Close Reading Toolkit for Informational Text... by Rachel Lynette | Teachers Pay Teachers

Close Reading Toolkit for Informational Text (Nonfiction)

Close Reading Toolkit for Informational Text... by Rachel Lynette | Teachers Pay Teachers

Do you struggle to find on-level informational texts for your students to read? These Life Cycle Articles come in two formats (two-page with photos and one page with just text) and include QR Codes for additional research via web sites and videos, and a Fact Sheet useful for sorting. These are perfect for second grade and third grade classrooms studying life cycles in science.

Life Cycles & Metamorphosis: Science Stations, Articles & Graphic Organizers

Do you struggle to find on-level informational texts for your students to read? These Life Cycle Articles come in two formats (two-page with photos and one page with just text) and include QR Codes for additional research via web sites and videos, and a Fact Sheet useful for sorting. These are perfect for second grade and third grade classrooms studying life cycles in science.