Guide students to get the most out of non-fiction texts by thinking about their previous knowledge, what they learn, and what they still want to know. When they finish, they can trim it to paste into a spiral-bound notebook.
Kids who are just starting to read longer texts may need some extra practice making mental pictures of text they read. Use this fun, short passage to help them practice visualizing and illustrating a scene.
Review or assess your second graders' understanding of simple non-fiction text features with this table of contents activity. Young readers will practice using a table of contents to find information and answer questions about chameleons.