About This Chapter
3rd Grade English: Reading Informational Texts - Chapter Summary
These bite-sized 3rd grade English lessons are designed to help young students improve their abilities to read and interpret informational an non-fiction texts. As your students work through the chapter, they'll examine informational text concepts such as main ideas, cause-and-effect relationships, tables of contents and more. You can help your students solidify their understanding of the chapter's main topics with our fun and interactive multiple-choice quizzes.
- Main ideas
- Cause-and-effect, sequence and time relationships
- Making connections
- Comparing and contrasting texts that cover the same topics
- Understanding texts through illustrations and words
- Using search tools, text features, indexes and tables of contents
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help reading informational texts will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn essential informational text reading concepts.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding the elements of informational texts.
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning how to effectively read and interpret informational texts
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn informational text reading strategies
- Students who struggle to understand their English teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra English resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover the informational text topics your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about informational texts.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands informational texts by completing the 3rd Grade English: Reading Informational Texts chapter exam.
1. Main Idea: Lesson for Kids
What is the main idea of a passage? How do you identify the main idea? Read this lesson to find the answers to these questions and to discover what a hamburger and a stool have to do with finding the main idea.
2. Describing Time & Sequence Relationships in a Text: Lesson for Kids
This lesson explores the time and sequence pattern in informational texts. Time and sequence text will be described, and signal words to look for in this text type will be discussed.
3. Describing Cause & Effect Relationships in a Text: Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, we'll examine cause and effect. We'll talk about how to use signal words to identify cause and effect, and explore the reader's role in understanding this part of a text.
4. Identifying Connections in a Text: Lesson for Kids
When it comes to you and reading, do you think that you are 'learning to read' or 'reading to learn'? Come and learn how to 'read to learn' by identifying different types of connections within text.
5. Comparing & Contrasting Texts on the Same Topic: Lesson for Kids
When you do research, you often use multiple sources. In this lesson you will learn how to compare and contrast sources based on reliability and content.
6. Using Illustrations & Words to Understand a Text: Lesson for Kids
When you were very young, you probably enjoyed a good picture book now and then, and there's nothing wrong with that! In this lesson, we'll talk about how readers of all ages use illustrations and words to understand text.
7. Using Text Features & Search Tools: Lesson for Kids
Text features and search tools help us understand what we are reading a little bit better or find more information about a topic. In this lesson, you'll learn about different text features that you can find in the next book you pick up!
8. Informational Texts: Indexes & Tables of Contents
In this lesson, we'll learn about indexes and tables of contents in informational texts. We'll define these two important parts of a text and discover how to use them to find information.
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Other chapters within the 3rd Grade English course
- 3rd Grade English: Reading Comprehension & Response
- 3rd Grade English: Literary Terms
- 3rd Grade English: Reading Literary Texts
- 3rd Grade English: Stories & Poetry
- 3rd Grade English: Vocabulary & Language
- 3rd Grade English: Spelling
- 3rd Grade English: Grammar
- 3rd Grade English: Writing
- 3rd Grade English: Speaking & Listening