Informational Passages for Text Marking & Close Reading Grade 5

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    The vast majority of what adults read—in books, magazines, or online— is nonfiction. We read news stories, memoirs, science pieces, sports articles, business e-mails and memos, editorials, arts reviews, health documents, assembly or installation instructions, advertisements, and catalogs. Informational reading, with its diverse structures, formats, and content-specific vocabulary, can be demanding. Many students enjoy reading nonfiction, but navigating the wide variety of rich informational texts poses challenges for evolving readers. Students may lack sufficient background knowledge of a topic or be unfamiliar with specific vocabulary related to it. In addition, they may find some structures or features of nonfiction puzzling. This is why exposing students more frequently to complex informational texts and introducing them to active reading-comprehension strategies are now key components of successful reading instruction. Useful strategies, clearly taught, can empower readers to approach informational texts purposefully, closely, and independently. Such active tools provide students with a foundation for success not only in school, but for the rest of their lives.
    • Paperback: 66 pages
    • Publisher: Scholastic Inc., 2015
    • Language: English
    • ISBN: 978-0-545-79381-0
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