Analyze Nonfiction Sheet 3 (An Article)

Practise reading for information 

PDF version: Read to Understand the World

A. Think about reading strategies:

__ read all the headings before reading the whole article

__ think about what I already know about this topic

__ slow down sometimes to make sure I understood

__ stop to think about what I’m reading before reading further

__ reread a section to better understand it

__ ask someone what a word means

__ underline or highlight words or sentences that I want to remember

__ take notes while reading, so I don’t have to remember so much information

__ talk to someone else to see what they think about the topic


B. Look for reliability:

Is the author reliable and how do I know?

Is the publisher reliable and how do I know? 


C. Look at pictures, captions, headings and fonts:

What are some questions that the article might answer?

Hint: you are being asked to predict, but write your predictions as questions

Hint: questions start with what, where, when, why, who or how; they end with question marks. 






D. Read an article and summarize:

What are the main ideas?

What are the supporting details, or what is the evidence?

Hint: use the font and headings to help determine the various sections.

Hint: organize your information so it is easy to read.

  1. Main idea and evidence:
  2. Main idea and evidence:
  3. Main idea and evidence:
  4. Main idea and evidence:


E. Read an article and infer: 

What is important to remember?
Why is it important?  What difference does it make in our world?
Hint: use your background knowledge and make connections.
Hint: write a paragraph with a topic sentence and at least 3 supporting sentences as evidence.


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Read an article, infer, and assess:

In one sentence, what do you think the author hopes you will learn from the article?

How does the article change how you see the world?

How will the article change your actions or behaviour?








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