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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.

Primary informational mentor text suggested book list for finding the difference between text structures and text organization- compare and contrast, cause and effect, and sequencing texts- RI.3.8

Informational ELA Mentor Texts

Primary informational mentor text suggested book list for finding the difference between text structures and text organization- compare and contrast, cause and effect, and sequencing texts-

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

Great resource for Teaching Informational Text Structures - The Teacher Next Door - Creative Ideas From My Classroom To Yours

Ideas you can use now to teach Cause and Effect Using Informational Text!

Cause and Effect Using Informational Text

Non-Fiction Text Response Graphic Organizer. 5-3-1. Can be used with any informational text and hits second grade common core reading standard RI.2.1.

determine meaning of words or phrases in a text. Non-Fiction Text Response Graphic Organizer. Can be used with any informational text and hits second grade common core reading standard

Primary informational mentor text suggested book list for ask and answering question- teaching questioning and inference skills- RI.1.1, RI.2.1, RI.3.1

Primary Mentor Texts for Common Core Literature Standards

Books: Primary informational mentor text suggested book list for ask and answering question- teaching questioning and inference skills-

Primary Chalkboard: Informational Mentor Text List (for every 2nd Grade CCSS)

Informational Mentor Text List (for every Grade CCSS). This would be good to combine with the Common Core ELA Appendix that provides a list of mentor texts representative of desired grade-level writing achievement/focus.

Nonfiction Text Features Foldable- This packet includes two different activities related to identifying and using nonfiction text features. ACTIVITY 1- Introduction to text features  ACTIVITY 2- Scavenger Hunt using any nonfiction book

Nonfiction Text Features Foldable Craftivity (intro version and book version)

Nonfiction Text Features Foldable- This packet includes two different activities related to identifying and using nonfiction text features. ACTIVITY Introduction to text features ACTIVITY Scavenger Hunt using any nonfiction book

The books featured in this post, all of which were published in 2015, represent a variety of information writing. All of these are texts that can pull double- and even triple-duty in your classroom...

New Mentor Texts for Information Writing

The books featured in this post, all of which were published in represent a variety of information writing. All of these are texts that can pull double- and even triple-duty in your classroom.

Primary informational mentor text suggested book list for comparing and contrasting two nonfiction texts on the same topic- RI.1.9, RI.2.9, RI.3.9

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Primary informational mentor text suggested book list for comparing and contrasting two nonfiction texts on the same topic-