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Instructional Media Center: Informational Text K - 12


Informational text is a type of non-fiction. Informational text features include print features (e.g. index, glossary), illustrations (e.g. photos), organizational aids (e.g. bold print, headings) and graphic aids (e.g. diagrams, maps).

Students may need help understanding the various text structures that are often found within an informational text such as cause and effect, sequence, problem and solution, description and compare and contrast and the resources below were created to help do that.

K12 Reader

This site contains reading instruction resources for Grades K - 12. The reading worksheets and articles cover sight words, vocabulary, reading comprehension, grammar, and other reading essentials. They have developed lesson activities across a variety of skill areas including cause and effect, context clues, literature, drawing conclusions, fact and opinion, main ideas, inference and more.


Reading Skills




Common Lit

CommonLit is a free collection of fiction and nonfiction that supports literacy development for students for 5th-12th grade classrooms. The free resources are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and are created by teachers.