Friday, November 29, 2013

Informational Text Book Club Packets

Are your students reading enough nonfiction? I have been focusing on getting more informational text into my guided reading plans.

I bought sets of National Geographic Kids books with my Scholastic book club points and made these book club packets.
 I included questions on text features as well as comprehension.

 There is even a related descriptive writing assignment about weather.
I found related videos and included the links in the packets with an optional QR Code for fun.

I grouped them by reading level so you can grab Frogs and Weather or Sharks and Penguins.

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17 comments:

  1. I love these. I have been developing similar lessons to coordinate with National Geographic Young Explorer articles.

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  2. I would love to win a book club packet! I have been ordering sets of National Geographic books for the classroom too! :)

    Pam
    Diary of a Second Grade Teacher

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  3. Love these packets. Just what my kids need.

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  4. I have these books but never thought of using them in small groups instead of just during close reading/context talk time! This is great!

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  5. I love these! I can easily order more books to match!

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  6. I have each one of these titles coming in my latest order. what a great pack of activities to use with them!

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  7. I have each one of these titles coming in my latest order. what a great pack of activities to use with them!

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  8. Great packet. Always enjoy finding lessons for nonfiction.

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  9. My teammates and I have been talking about doing this for awhile (but we've been too lazy ourselves!) Thanks for saving us the trouble. Love these books!
    Beth
    bfilapek@yahoo.com

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  10. I too would just love to get a copy of this package for my class. Thanks for the help and opportunity.
    Carol
    carolt1954@gmail.com

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  11. I love all of your book packets, so I am super excited to see you now have nonfiction. I hope to win, but will add them to my wishlist too!
    rita@serendipityschool.com

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  12. My students love non-fiction, these are a perfect addition. Thank you!

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  13. I'm a follower and this is such a great idea! It's hard to find comprehension for non fiction!

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  14. I think any of the NatGeo Kids books are great choices, but my kids really like the Dolphins book!

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  15. My first graders love non-fiction, especially the NatGeo books. They really loved the frog book.
    Michelle
    mjaquillard@oregoncs.org

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  16. Love these informational text packets! We're liking the penguins book right now.

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  17. Thank you so much for creating great materials for informational text. My students would love these! Thank you!
    klafleur@twcny.rr.com

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