Get ready to read! Set students up for success by showing them how to preview texts before reading. Young readers are challenged to predict what the book is about using the title and illustrations before diving into the story.
When reading nonfiction books, it’s important to understand the meaning of related vocabulary words. In this activity, students identify sentences that include key vocabulary. When they're done they'll hold the key to reading success!
It’s time to put your prediction power to work! However, no one prediction is guaranteed to be correct. In this worksheet, students come up with three possible things that might happen in the book they select.
Nonfiction books are jam-packed with information, which is why it’s important to read them more than once! This worksheet encourages students to reread nonfiction, summarizing what they learned with pictures and words.
After reading informational books, have students share a summary with a partner. Then have them write out their retelling using this worksheet. Students will be masters of their topics when all is said and done!
As students read nonfiction books, have them keep track of the fun facts they're learning using this graphic organizer. After collecting five interesting facts in the bubbles, students can use them to write a summary of the book.
As students begin to read independently, they may have questions about what they read. These questions should be encouraged! Have students record their questions about their reading or any unknown words on this graphic organizer.
Engage students in reading before they even start! Students prepare for reading a nonfiction text by looking at the pictures in the book and answering a series of questions that get them thinking about what they already know about the topic.
As students read multiple nonfiction books about a topic, they’ll begin to learn more. Help them organize their notes and keep track of the new information they're learning with this fun book-themed graphic organizer!
After reading nonfiction books, encourage students to share what they’ve learned by writing letters to a family member. Students will use this letter template to share the name of the book and a detailed summary of what they learned.