RI.2.5

Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

 
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Quick or Slow? I've Got To Know!

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Earth changes can happen quickly or slowly. The students will work in teams to stake a claim about these changes and then use texts to find evidence to prove their claims.

 
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Earthquake Inquiry: There's a Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On!

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Shaking? Quaking? We have so many questions about earthquakes! Let's begin our study by using these questions as a guide for researching to find our own answers.

 
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earthquake
   

Points of Informational Text-Main Idea and Details

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing: Use Main Idea and Supporting Details
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing: Use Main Idea and Supporting Details
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What’s the main point of the text and how do other parts of text ‘point’ to it?

 
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'Frame the Story' with Informational Text

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing: Use Main Idea and Supporting Details
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing: Use Main Idea and Supporting Details
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

If we can put a frame around the key details, we'll have a strong summary!

 
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Introduction of Text Features

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Text Features in Informational Text
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Text Features in Informational Text
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Reference and Research skills have real world applications that enhance students' ability to locate information efficiently and effectively for multiple purposes.

 
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Text Feature Diagrams

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Text Features in Informational Text
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Text Features in Informational Text
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Visual representations are text features that facilitate locating facts and information.

 
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Table of Contents, Glossaries, and Indexes

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Text Features in Informational Text
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Text Features in Informational Text
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The structure of text in informational text has specific purpose to help readers locate information.

 
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newspaper text feature
   

A Feast of Summaries of Informational Text!

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing: Use Main Idea and Supporting Details
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing: Use Main Idea and Supporting Details
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Put all the main ideas together for a ‘feast’ of a summary

 
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The 2 Faces of Pocahantos - Comparing Informational Text and Literature

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing: Use Main Idea and Supporting Details
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing: Use Main Idea and Supporting Details
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Compare the real story of Pocahantos with a favorite Disney version!

 
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pocahantas pictures
   

Text Features Support Answers to the Questions! (Lesson 1 of 2)

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Questioning - Get to the Heart of the Text!!
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Questioning - Get to the Heart of the Text!!
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Solve the puzzle about the text features that help find the answers in informational text!

 
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2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Focus on Biography
Miki Frace
Ocean Park, WA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

How do biographers organize information about people who “turn(ed) this world upside down”? Martin Luther King, Jr. as a child

 
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Make a Newspaper with Informational Text Summaries

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing: Use Main Idea and Supporting Details
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing: Use Main Idea and Supporting Details
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Summarize the chapters and put it together to make in informational newspaper!

 
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Focus on Research

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Text Features in Informational Text
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Text Features in Informational Text
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Text features have an important role in locating text evidence for research. Students will apply knowledge of the purpose of text features to find and organize key information.

 
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Ask Some Questions & Use Those Helpful Text Features!

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Text - Use Story Elements To Help Us Comprehend
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Text - Use Story Elements To Help Us Comprehend
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Ask some great questions and find the answers with informational text features!

 
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Informational Text - How Does It Help?

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Text - Use Story Elements To Help Us Comprehend
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Text - Use Story Elements To Help Us Comprehend
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Bingo with informational text features!!

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Common Core ELA
 
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