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Students will practice using the index in a non-fiction book to search for areas of interest before reading. After doing a minilesson on using the ...

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This article includes resources and a video that explains how to teach students to analyze text structures to understand challenging non-fiction reading passages.

When We All Teach Text Structures, Everyone Wins

Teachers of history, science, and other subjects are now expected to weave literacy instruction into their teaching of content. What are the most effective ways to help students learn to read challenging content-area texts?

Anticipation Guide - idea for nonfiction reading

Anticipation Guide - idea for nonfiction reading - We could use this type of guide before/after reading any book, article, or passage. I like that afterwards, they have to provide the page/paragraph # where they found their answer!

Anticipation Guide- Questions about text kids can agree/disagree with before reading to spark interest. (Making Predictions)

Anticipation Guide- Questions about text kids can agree/disagree with before reading to spark interest.

Free Text Feature Scavenger Hunt and more text feature ideas! - Teaching Made Practical

Go on a nonfiction text features scavenger hunt with your or grade students. Includes a FREE text feature scavenger hunt printable.

Questions good readers ask..before, during, and after a book. Great reading strategy for students during readers workshop or guided reading.

My CT pointed out to me that I need to cover this type questions to allow my students to think deeper in to the text. I have started using them and have seen the student dig for answers.

Great way to explicitly teach & break down ELA questions, esp. as we head into test prep

The Joy of Literacy: Teaching Tipster: Teaching Questioning to Improve Comprehension. 3 types: stop, slow, go.

3rd grade- who, what, when, where, why wheel, Students will have a story read to them and then will answer questions related to what they land on when they spin the wheel.  2.RL.1 "Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text."

This spinner was created for an ELA lesson plan. After reading a story students…

What is it? The Anticipation Guides strategy can be used before reading, with a whole class, a small group or individually.  This strategy accesses prior knowledge while drawing interest to the new...

Anticipation Guide

The Anticipation Guides strategy can be used before reading, with a whole class, a small group or individually. This strategy accesses prior knowledge while drawing interest to the new.

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