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
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.
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!