This resource is designed to help students strengthen their reading, writing, and analyzing skills. The journal is designed with 30+ unique informational text articles written by me, The SuperHERO Teacher! Each article is paired with comprehension questions and a hands-on, interactive project or activity.
ANSWER KEY WILL BE ADDED BY FRIDAY, FEB. 2
This resource includes:
-30+ original informational text articles written by The SuperHERO Teacher. These articles cover a variety of different topics and are designed to be read and completed within a 25-30 minute time period.
-Appropriate for grades 6-8 (and higher level 5th graders) with Lexile levels: 1100-1300
-Corresponding questions and activities for all of the articles included.
-Hands-on, interactive projects/activities
-Annotating the text source for students to refer back to as they complete the articles and activities.
-Cornell notes template for students if needed.
-Table of contents and detailed student directions on each activity page.
-Engaging, colorful graphics that can easily be printed in grayscale.
-100% editable version included
Benefits & Uses
-Teachers can use this resource to create a routine with students by assigning one article a week OR teachers can assign them as an informational text skill builder.
-Most of the activities can be completed in one or two class periods.
-Each of the articles provide the opportunity for excellent classroom discussions.
-These unique articles were written for the sole purpose of building students’ analyzing and comprehension skills.
***These make excellent sub plans as well!
Is this appropriate for 5th graders?
If your students are at or above 5th grade reading levels, I would say yes, you can use this journal. However, if you have a lot of struggling readers, this may not be the best option! 🙂
Article Titles & Topics
-Five Seconds: (texting and driving)
1’s and 0’s: (computer coding)
Around the World: (USPS)
Autumn Vibes: (seasons changing)
The Robot Chauffeur: (autonomous vehicles)
Bullying Unveiled: (bullying & consequences)
Emergency!: (paramedics and first responders)
Fiona the Hippo: (a hippo’s story from the Cincinnati Zoo)
Women in STEM: (opportunities for women in STEM)
Fireplugs: (fire hydrants and their purpose)
Here to Stay: (the selfie epidemic)
Holidays Around the World: (traditions & holidays)
Is it Real?: (virtual reality)
Living Giants: (Sequoia National Park)
Mind Rehearsal: (visualization)
Mnemonics: (memorization techniques)
Podcast Host: (podcasts & benefits)
Point & Shoot: (photography)
Reuse it OR Lose it: (recycling)
Rails-to-Trails: (bike trails)
Run! Squat! Lift!: (importance of physical health)
Digital Pen: (writing an ebook)
At Your Service: (service animals)
Graphic Words: (emojis)
Spring Forward: (daylight savings)
The Doctor in In: (Dr. Seuss biography)
The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Bot: (computer viruses)
The Jewel of the Sky: (hummingbirds)
The Next Great Idea: (patents)
The Sole of the Feet: (the shoe making process)
Letter Analysis: (handwriting)
NOTE: For the editable version, you’ll need to purchase PB Coffee Shop font from Perfect Blend of Teaching.
Other FREE fonts used:
KG Why You Gotta Be So Mean
+++ Comprehension questions & projects included for each article +++
NOTE: All resources are digital downloads designed to be printed and distributed by the teacher. You will not receive a physical hard copy of the product. This saves in shipping costs and allows teachers the flexibility to assign the materials when convenient for them. Enjoy!