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Reading Informational Texts: "Attack on Fort Sumter Marked the Start of War"

Reading, answering questions, and analyzing the article, "Attack on Fort Sumter Marked Start of War" from the Washington Post's Kids' Post.

Lessons

  • Preview a nonfiction article

    In this lesson you will preview a nonfiction text by reading the title, skimming chunks of text, and thinking, "This article is about... and it will also teach me..."

  • Use textual clues to envision as you read

    In this lesson you will learn to understand a text by jotting down information that adds to your mind movie.

  • Determining the meaning of unfamiliar words as you read

    In this lesson you will learn to tackle unfamiliar words by substituting another word that makes sense in the sentence.

  • Analyze a text's structure

    In this lesson you will learn to organize information by using text structure clues.

  • Determining the main idea of a text

    In this lesson you will learn how to find the main idea of a text by looking at the information you've put into categories and asking "How does it all fit together?"ù

  • Determining author's purpose

    In this lesson you will learn to understand an author's purpose by thinking about why the author chose to write in a particular text structure.

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