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Paired Texts / Paired Passages: Titanic Grades 4-8

Paired texts meet the demand for more rigorous, complex texts with Common Core- especially these passages that students can use to compare and build knowledge to integrate information and draw conclusions. The passages in this set are great to stretch your 4th and 5th graders, and still appropriate for many students in middle school as well.

Nonfiction Text Features Assessment

This page can be used several ways: as a pre assessment or post assessment for teaching nonfiction text features. It can also be used as practice for students.

The First Few Days of Teaching Nonfiction Text Features

Informational Text Nonfiction Scavenger Hunt. Students read cards about different text features and then find the text features in the books they are reading. This can help the students to connect the features to their everyday reading.

One of the handouts detailing the Close Reading process in two of The Teacher Next Door's resources: Close Reading Using Informational Text and Task Cards: Close Reading Questions for Teachers.

My Not-So-Pinteresty Anchor Charts

Text Structure Anchor Chart: Chronological Order, Cause & Effect, Problem & Solution, Compare & Contrast *****