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Reading Informational Text, Grade 5 - Teacher's Edition

Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

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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 AnswerSocial Studies Articles·      A Viking Voyage Text Structure: Time Order·      Spying During the Revolutionary WarText Structure: Question and Answer·      Comparing Education in Two Cultures Text Structure: Compare and ContrastGeography Article·      Earth’s Precious Water Text Structure: Cause and EffectBiography Articles·      Benjamin Banneker: Astronomer, Writer, and Antislavery Activist Text Structure: Question and Answer·      Thurgood Marshall: Champion of Equal Rights Text Structure: Cause and EffectHow-to Article·      How to FishText Structure: Time Order