Teaching Students to Read Informational Texts—Independently!

30 Step-by-Step Strategy Lessons That Scaffold Essential Common Core Reading Skills to Help Students Tackle Informational Texts on Their Own

By Nancy L. Witherell

Product Description:

Model lessons and engaging activities help students apply research-based reading strategies to informational texts so that they can read and comprehend complex texts. Students will learn these key skills:

• finding key details
• determining main idea
• locating text evidence to support an answer
• using text features
• understanding text structure
• summarizing text
• asking and answering questions
• and much more!

Armed with these reading skills, students can successfully tackle complex informational texts and really become independent readers.

Teaching Tip:

In each lesson, the Instructional Steps give clear, step-by-step directions to help you get students to use the strategy successfully on their own. These steps are divided into three sections: Introduction, Teacher Modeling and Guided Practice, and Directions for Independent Application. Following the steps gradually releases the responsibility of the strategy to students, either as a solo activity or with a partner!

Grades 3–5

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Situated Stickies: Reading Informational Text (Key Ideas and Details) 4
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Wrap It: Reading Informational Text (Key Ideas and Details) 3
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Blogging: Reading Informational Text (Key Ideas and Details) 3
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Possible Sentence Plus: Reading Informational Text (Key Ideas and Details) 4
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Highlighting: Reading Informational Text (Key Ideas and Details) 4
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Text Messaging: Reading Informational Text (Key Ideas and Details) 4
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Double-Column Note Taking: Reading Informational Text (Key Ideas and Details) 4
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Wish Upon a Star: Reading Informational Text (Key Ideas and Details) 4
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Mnemonics: Reading Informational Text (Key Ideas and Details) 3
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Using Your Head(ings): Reading Informational Text (Key Ideas and Details) 4
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Acrostic Fact Poem: Reading Informational Text (Key Ideas and Details) 3
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Description: Reading Informational Text (Craft and Structure) 4
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Question-Answer: Reading Informational Text (Craft and Structure) 4
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Sequential Order: Reading Informational Text (Craft and Structure) 5
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Compare and Contrast: Reading Informational Text (Craft and Structure) 5
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Problem-Solution: Reading Informational Text (Craft and Structure) 5
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Cause and Effect: Reading Informational Text (Craft and Structure) 5
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Shape Poetry: Reading Informational Text (Craft and Structure) 4
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Four-Square Summary: Reading Informational Text (Craft and Structure) 5
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Word Splash: Reading Informational Text (Craft and Structure) 4
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Grasping the Graphics and Concept Mapping: Reading Informational Text (Craft and Structure) 6
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Points With Evidence: Reading Informational Text (Integration of Knowledge and Ideas) 3
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Sticky Questions: Reading Informational Text (Integration of Knowledge and Ideas) 3
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Points of Persuasion: Reading Informational Text (Integration of Knowledge and Ideas) 4
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It's All in How You SLICE It!: Reading Informational Text (Integration of Knowledge and Ideas) 5
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Think-Pair-Share Reading Informational Text (Integration of Knowledge and Ideas) 4
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Free-Thinking Sticky Notes: Reading Informational Text (Integration of Knowledge and Ideas) 4
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Text One and Text Two: Reading Informational Text (Integration of Knowledge and Ideas) 5
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"Peer-amid" Points: Reading Informational Text (Integration of Knowledge and Ideas) 5
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