Reason #6: Informational text features
With increased emphasis on students’ ability to read informational text, Imagine Learning has created new activities to teach students about key text features such as bold words, section headings, table of contents, etc. These activities begin in first grade and continue through sixth grade.
Students compare and contrast stories as they read independently to learn information. The students read a passage that is matched to their individual reading level, then demonstrate comprehension by answering questions.
Check out the video below; this activity correlates directly with Common Core standards, such as Literacy.RI.1.5: Know and use various text features (e.g. headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
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