Informational Text 1

Now that reading skills are more developed, second graders will move on to comprehension of informational text. This guided lesson supports this through an exploration of the main idea of a text, as well as the other text features, such as: captions, photographs, maps headings, subheadings, glossary, index, icons and graphs. Kids will look at two texts that cover the same topic, but in different ways.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities
Deep in the ocean, the goby fish and pistol shrimp have a partnership in which they help each other out, called a symbiotic relationship. Learn about this and other symbiotic relationships in this beautiful nonfiction text. Kids will be so absorbed in the reading that they won't realize how much real-life information they're learning.
Recalling details from a text is an essential part of understanding what you read. Give kids practice strengthening this important reading comprehension skill with this interactive quiz. In it, children answer questions about the nonfiction story Symbiotic Relationships, all about the goby fish and pistol shrimp.
Defining new vocabulary words is an essential part of understanding the texts you read. Help kids learn the strategies they need to make educated guesses about the meaning of new words with this interactive vocabulary quiz. Featuring words from the Symbiotic Relationships, the story gives each new word context to help children learn every definition.
Many sources of information, such as newspapers, use text features to highlight important information. In this silly article, kids practice identifying text features such as a headline, caption, photo, bolded text and italicized text. Becoming familiar with these features helps children learn how to identify important parts of a text.
Ostriches and penguins are both birds. They have wings but don't fly, and lay eggs, but that's where the similarities end. In this text, kids have the opportunity to compare and contrast these two animals. From wingspan to habitat, children will finish with lots of new information about these flightless birds.
Where do penguins live? In this reading comprehension game, kids recall details to answer questions about the text, Flightless Birds. Since the text compares and contrasts penguins and ostriches, these quiz questions cover facts about each kind of bird, reiterating important details from the informational text.

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