Expository Text Teacher Resources
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What Is Expository Text and How Do I Learn From It?
Students investigate the purpose of expository text. In this expository text lesson, students read an article. They identify the main idea of the passage, the text structures and text organization using Kagan Structures. They define the words narrative, expository, fiction, and non-fiction and take a quiz based on the lessons.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 88 Views 271 Downloads
Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Main Ideas about the Bullfrog
As your class reaches the end of the book Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the seventh lesson in this literary unit helps third graders transition from reading narrative to expository writing. Scholars develop their note-taking skills as they read through the last page in the book, identifying the main ideas and key details they encounter.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 181 Views 126 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Water: Narrative vs. Expository Texts
A reading of vignettes written by Peace Corps Volunteers serving in Lesotho and Madagascar launches a study of the difference between narrative and expository texts. As final products, young writers craft both a narrative and an expository piece.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 57 Downloads
Second Grade Comprehension: Identify and Discuss the Author’s Purpose
Reading expository text is the topic of the day. Second graders chart the author's purpose as they read an expository paragraph. They then read the rest of the text on their own using the strategy they've learned.
2nd Language Arts 17 Views 40 Downloads
Comprehension: Create a Summary from an Expository Text
Children can learn to analyze expository or informational texts at nearly any age. This scaffolded and scripted resource provides teachers with the support needed to facilitate a thoughtful lesson on summarizing informational text by identifying the main idea through the supporting details.
3rd Language Arts 18 Views 70 Downloads
Understanding Clues from the Past: School Days
Third graders read primary and secondary sources as the study about schools in the early years of Kansas. In this primary and secondary source activity, 3rd graders examine how historians use primary source documents to tell about the past in secondary sources.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Nonfiction is "No Nonsense"
Have your class participate in a discussion of the nonfiction genre. Do they enjoy it? Is it boring? Then have them demonstrate the author's purpose by writing an expository text. They view various types of nonfiction and take notes on each work's organization and presentation.
6th - 8th Language Arts 21 Views 247 Downloads
Signal Words in Expository Text
Signal words are one way that authors make the relationships between their ideas clear. Allow your learners the chance to investigate cause and effect in texts by identifying signal words. They locate and analyze cause-and-effect relationships present in a nonfiction article after participating in guided practice where they work through several passages with the teacher.
4th - 6th Language Arts 41 Views 340 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Investigate the use of supporting details in expository texts. After reading example paragraphs of informational text, middle schoolers identify the supporting details. This activity is a great way to reinforce explanatory writing structure, as well as the importance of supporting details.
8th - 10th Language Arts 5 Views 64 Downloads
Making Sense of What We Read
Fourth graders identify that summarization is one way that helps when they are trying to comprehend what is read. Then they read the section in their textbook entitled Weather and reread the first paragraph again and continue to read the rest of them silently.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Reading For Information
To help learners better comprehend informational texts, they work through a series of activities. They discuss strategies, make predictions, skim passages, focus on key words, and practice taking notes. This instructional activity focuses on what to do before, during, and after reading.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 76 Views 1852 Downloads
Generalizations: Extending Ideas Presented in Expository Text
Challenge your readers to uncover an author’s message by examining details and patterns in expository text. After looking at a model, readers must decide which generalization is reasonable and applies to the whole passage, and which is too narrow and does not apply to the whole excerpt.
9th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Identifying Important Ideas in Expository Text
Students identify the main ideas from expository text. In this main ideas lesson, students read a piece of text and practice identifying what is most important. Students complete another sample reading with a group then discuss as a class.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 14 Views 94 Downloads
How can you find the main idea and supporting details of an expository text? Seventh and eighth graders examine the main idea in a text using the first selection about Mexico City. They then discuss the main idea of the second paragraph. Use this instructional activity in a unit about reading informational text or writing an expository essay.
7th - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 59 Downloads
Engage learners in an activity that allows them to talk about a story or text as they read it. This activity can be used on fiction, nonfiction, and expository text with students working in partners. Stopping points for discussion are identified, partners read to the first stopping point then discuss what they have read so far making brief notes.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads