Expository Text Teacher Resources
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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 220 Views 147 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 64 Views 356 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 24 Views 74 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 25 Views 250 Downloads
Guided Reading: African-Americans in the Thirteen Colonies
Using the nonfiction book African Americans in the Thirteen Colonies, learners read segments about the origin and perpetuation of slavery in the colonies. Reading comprehension is assessed as the class discusses the text, and explores reasons why this institution began and how it ended.
4th - 6th Language Arts 25 Views 185 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
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 97 Views 276 Downloads
Reading for Information
What should readers do to prepare for reading an informational text? What should they do during their reading? What should they do after completing such a text? Introduce your pupils to reading strategies and techniques to gain meaning from text.
8th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 108 Downloads
Guided Reading: Shark Attack
Jump into the ocean to explore different types of sharks! Compare and contrast two sharks. First, read the nonfiction book Shark Attack, and then read informational text about great white sharks and tiger sharks. Finally, learners use the information from the book to compare and contrast the two types of sharks.
2nd - 6th Language Arts 27 Views 426 Downloads
Guided Reading: Primates
Go bananas! Read the nonfiction book Primates, exploring text features as you go. Have the class record main ideas and supporting details while reading. Afterward, classmates can retell what they have written, which provides an excellent opportunity for pupils to ask clarifying questions about the text.
2nd - 6th Language Arts 10 Views 291 Downloads
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 8 Views 58 Downloads
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 8 Views 67 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 lesson focuses on what to do before, during, and after reading.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 95 Views 1872 Downloads
Fourth graders focus on fluency by reading the book Charlotte's Web. In this reading strategies lesson, 4th graders partner read, do guided reading, and independent reading to increase fluency. Students use Venn Diagrams, discuss cause and effect, and use concept maps to better comprehend the text.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 160 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 lesson in a unit about reading informational text or writing an expository essay.
7th - 8th Language Arts 7 Views 61 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 14 Downloads
Who Was More American: Japanese-Americans Who Dissented Against Internment or Those that Supported the War Effort?
Was the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II constitutional? Who was more American: Japanese-Americans who dissented against the internment or those who supported the war effort? Class members do a close reading of primary and secondary source materials to prepare for a Socratic seminar on these questions.
8th - 12th Language Arts 59 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Designed