Model lessons and engaging activities help students apply research-based reading strategies to informational texts so that they can read and comprehend complex texts. Students will learn these key skills:
• finding key details
• determining main idea
• locating text evidence to support an answer
• using text features
• understanding text structure
• summarizing text
• asking and answering questions
• and much more!
Armed with these reading skills, students can successfully tackle complex informational texts and really become independent readers.
In each lesson, the Instructional Steps give clear, step-by-step directions to help you get students to use the strategy successfully on their own. These steps are divided into three sections: Introduction, Teacher Modeling and Guided Practice, and Directions for Independent Application. Following the steps gradually releases the responsibility of the strategy to students, either as a solo activity or with a partner!