InfoPairs

Paired Nonfiction Articles for Cross-Text Reading in Grades 1-5

InfoPairs is designed for explicit, small group guided reading in Grades 1-5. Using short, paired, leveled text, students analyze and synthesize information from two related sources to arrive at a deeper level of comprehension. All texts are based on a Science or Social Studies topic. Teachers and students engage first in a focused reading of each text individually, using one of a variety of comprehension strategies. Then they engage in a rich discussion of both texts, using comprehension strategies that encourage students to make text-to-text connections, compare and contrast, summarize, and synthesize for new or deeper understandings of the subject matter.

AVAILABLE IN 3 FORMATS:

InfoPairs Box Kit Science and Social Studies each Box Kit includes:
168 article cards (6 copies of 28 articles) on coated card stock
Comprehension strategy-based lesson plan booklets for each of
the 14 pairs
Common Core-based lesson plans available on CD or online

InfoPairs Mini-Kit Science or Social Studies each Mini-Kit includes:
48 article cards (6 copies of 8 articles) on coated card stock
Comprehension strategy-based lesson plan booklets for each of
the 4 pairs
Common Core-based lesson plans available on CD or online

InfoPairs Spiral Books Kit
InfoPairs book with 18 articles (6 copies)
Common Core-based lesson plan booklets for each of the 9 pairs
Also available in Spanish

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KEY FEATURES
  • InfoPairs meets the Common Core Standards requirements for reading appropriately complex and informational texts.
  • Text types include report, procedure, explanation, persuasive, transactional, biography, and memoir. The range of text types and formats are found in real-life texts and on standardized tests and supplement any core reading program.
  • Each pair of cards relates to a specific curriculum theme linked to national science and social studies standards, helping teachers to integrate content area topics during the reading block.
  • Students apply and practice a range of comprehension strategies: making connections, making inferences, determining importance, answering and generating questions, recognizing text structures, and synthesizing and summarizing.
GRADE COMPONENTS
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Grade 1 InfoPairs Box Kit
Each kit includes 28 nonfiction text cards largely divided between science and social studies topics (14 pairs in 6-packs, for a total of 168 cards per kit); 14 lesson plan booklets, including reproducible masters; the guidebook for instruction; and a sturdy storage box with tab organizers. Learn more >
Grade 1 InfoPairs Mini-Kits Combined Science & Social Studies
The new InfoPairs Mini-Kits include both text cards and lesson plans that integrate standards-based science and social studies topics across a range of nonfiction text types. Learn more >
Grade 1 InfoPairs Mini-Kit Science
The InfoPairs Mini-Kit Science include both text cards and lesson plans that integrate standards-based science across a range of nonfiction text types. Learn more >
Grade 1 InfoPairs Mini-Kit Social Studies
The InfoPairs Mini-Kit Social Studies include both text cards and lesson plans that integrate standards-based social studies topics across a range of nonfiction text types. Learn more >
Grade 1 InfoPairs Spiral Book
InfoPairs book includes 18 paired, leveled informational texts. Each of the 9 themed pairs includes a Common Core-based lesson plan booklet. Levels EK Learn more >