For help in guiding students through close readings of informational text, I have created the following:
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RI.7 - Reading for Information at the 7th Grade level has now been broken down into student-friendly "I can..." statements. In addition, I've defined key terms for each standard in the strand AND included a Reading Response for Nonfiction printable for each standard (except RI.7.10).
To be used with nonfiction books or shorter, informational texts, I hope that this resource is one that you will find to be helpful! Be sure to also stop by Middle School Matters Blog to find other ideas and lots of freebies to use with your middle school students.