Informational Text Strategies

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Summary:"""""""""Informational text"""""""" provides factual information about the world to readers. Being able to understand these texts is an important skill for college and career readiness. As well, many readers find informational text highly motivating, since the topics that are covered may be of great personal interest. Yet, even for interested readers, when informational text is about scientific topics the language, syntax, and reasoning in the text can be unfamiliar to some students. This can present challenges to developing the intended understanding from the text. Therefore, students will benefit from learning strategies that help them to understand informational texts. Three such strategies are provided below"
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 2; Big Idea 3; Big Idea 4; Big Idea 5; Big Idea 6; Big Idea 7; Big Idea 8; Big Idea 9
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A; ESS2.B; ESS2.D; ESS3.A; ESS3.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS2-2; HS-ESS2-7; HS-ESS3-1; MS-ESS2-2; MS-ESS2-3; MS-ESS3-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Stability and change
Subjects: reading
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