About This Chapter
5th Grade English: Reading Informational Texts - Chapter Summary
If your 5th grade students need extra help reading informational texts, look no further than this collection of engaging English lessons. Taught by expert English instructors, these kid-friendly lessons offer simple and effective strategies to help them read, interpret and analyze nonfiction and informational texts. You can make sure your students have taken away the chapter's most important concepts by assigning them our interactive multiple-choice quizzes and comprehensive chapter exam.
- The main idea of a text
- Textual relationships and interactions
- Analyzing the same event or topic through multiple texts
- Text structure identification and analysis
- Finding information from nonfiction texts
- Interpreting evidence from informational texts
- Understanding how authors use evidence and reasoning to support claims
- Integrating information on the same topic from two different texts
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 how to analyze and interpret informational texts.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding informational texts.
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning how to 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 effective 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 5th 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. Explaining Relationships & Interactions in a Text: Lesson for Kids
Sometimes when you're reading about several people or things, you have to sort out what happened to each one and how they interacted with each other. This lesson will help you think about the information from a text to show these interactions.
3. Analyzing Multiple Accounts of the Same Event or Topic: Lesson for Kids
Oftentimes there seems to be a discrepancy in different people's telling of the same event. So whom are you to believe? Sometimes you need to compare the different stories to come up with what really happened. That's what will happen in this lesson.
4. How to Identify & Analyze Text Structure
Understanding the organization of a piece of writing is imperative to gain a full understanding of the author's message. In this lesson, we'll learn how to identify and analyze several common text structures.
5. Finding Information in Nonfiction: Lesson for Kids
Nonfiction writing is based on facts, but sometimes it's hard to find the information you want in the text. In this lesson, you will learn about how to find information in nonfiction texts like textbooks, newspapers, and scientific magazines.
6. Textual Evidence & Interpreting an Informational Text
In this lesson, we will explore informational texts. Along the way, we will discover a few tips to make reading this type of text easier, and we will pay special attention to textual evidence.
7. How Authors Use Reasons & Evidence for Support: Lesson for Kids
Only good information is power! We want to be sure that the information we read is true and accurate. In this lesson, we will explore how authors use reasons and evidence to support informational writing.
8. Integrating Information from Two Texts on the Same Topic: Lesson for Kids
Do you know how to integrate information about the same topic from two different texts? In this lesson, you will learn how to take short notes, group your notes, and then write from those notes.
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Other chapters within the 5th Grade English course
- 5th Grade English: Word Recognition & Understanding
- 5th Grade English: Reading Comprehension & Interpretation
- 5th Grade English: Literary Terms
- 5th Grade English: Reading Literary Texts
- 5th Grade English: Stories, Myths & Speeches
- 5th Grade English: Poetry & Drama
- 5th Grade English: Capitalization, Punctuation & Spelling
- 5th Grade English: Parts of Speech
- 5th Grade English: Vocabulary & Language
- 5th Grade English: Sentence Types & Construction
- 5th Grade English: Writing Basics & Techniques
- 5th Grade English: Types of Writing
- 5th Grade English: Speaking & Listening