Book Read Informtnl Text Gr 5

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Provide your fifth grade students with rigorous reading comprehension practice! Close reading, academic vocabulary, comprehension, and writing activities support Common Core learning paths.
 
The informational texts cover grade-level content-area topics and a range of nonfiction text structures, such as compare and contrast, main idea and details, and cause and effect.
 
Each of the 10 units presents a grade-appropriate nonfiction article and supporting activities that are easy to scaffold, including the following:
·      dictionary page with content and academic vocabulary
·      close reading activity
·      reading comprehension activity
·      vocabulary activity
·      text structure activity
 
The unit culminates in a text-based writing assignment that can be used as an informal assessment.
 
Additional teacher support includes:
·      Common Core State Standards correlations provided for every unit for easy reference
·      Downloadable home–school connection activities and projects to extend learning at home.
·      A guided reading level to help identify appropriate texts for students
 
The informational texts and structures cover:
 
Science Articles
·      The Value of Weeds
Text Structure: Main Idea and Details
·      Amazing Ants
Text Structure: Main Idea and Details
·      Gravity in Our Solar System
Text Structure: Question and Answer

Social Studies Articles
·      A Viking Voyage
Text Structure: Time Order
·      Spying During the Revolutionary War
Text Structure: Question and Answer
·      Comparing Education in Two Cultures
Text Structure: Compare and Contrast

Geography Article
·      Earth’s Precious Water
Text Structure: Cause and Effect

Biography Articles
·      Benjamin Banneker: Astronomer, Writer, and Antislavery Activist
Text Structure: Question and Answer
·      Thurgood Marshall: Champion of Equal Rights
Text Structure: Cause and Effect

How-to Article
·      How to Fish
Text Structure: Time Order

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