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 activity 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 213 Views 143 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 60 Views 353 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 8 Views 58 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 23 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
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 20 Views 40 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 96 Views 276 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 94 Views 1870 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
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
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: 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 9 Views 290 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 23 Views 424 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 24 Views 185 Downloads
Writing Process- Expository Writing
Expository writing is the focus of the language arts lesson presented here. In it, young writers review what expository writing is through a class discussion and teacher demonstration. Then, learners write expository text that describes a woodland forest habitat based on prior knowledge.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 124 Views 233 Downloads
Research: Identifying Categories for Our Research About the Wheelwright
Here is a fine lesson on reading and understanding expository text designed for 4th graders. With a partner, learners read a passage of text about a machine called a wheelright. This machine was commonly used in the colonial period. Pupils' task is to get the gist of the text, think about the details, and to think about the categories of information they are learning about.
4th Language Arts 7 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 60 Downloads