Reading Minis


Reading Nonfiction: Reading Textbooks


This lesson will help your students use text features to identify important terms and information in a textbook. It includes brief instruction on key text features, a model, practice using text features to identify information in a text, and multiple-choice questions that assess students’ understanding of key concepts.

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Reading Minis for grades 3–5 provide short lessons on reading skills and strategies. Each lesson includes instruction, definitions for key terms, a model, whole-group practice, a worksheet for independent practice, a multiple-choice assessment, and a teacher’s guide. Each of these ready-made lessons can be easily opened as a PDF or HTML5 file to quickly teach a key reading skill or strategy before reading or analyzing a text.

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This lesson is one of six lessons on reading nonfiction. For additional instruction on reading nonfiction, see the following lessons: Parts of a Book, Reading Expository Texts, Reading on the Web, Reading Charts and Graphs, and Reading Maps & Illustrations.


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