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Explore text structure with a focus on the glossary feature in informational texts. Learners read a brief introduction before examining a glossary from a text about plants. They reference it while completing four comprehension questions. Ask them what they notice about the order of words in the glossary, then have learners check off other texts that are often in alphabetical order.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 35 Views 188 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Under the Sea
Students explore the sea. In this sea lesson, students fill out KWL charts and read non-fiction books about the sea. Students find and use the table of contents, index, and glossary. Students sort ocean animals into different categories according to their ecosystem.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 15 Views 199 Downloads
Parts of a Book
I really like this charming presentation on the parts of a book. This PowerPoint is designed for very young readers, and colorfully shows these important elements. The information on the cover of a book, the table of contents, the glossary, and the index are all covered here.
K - 1st Language Arts 48 Views 99 Downloads
Textbook Search: Finding What You Need
Get your class acquainted with nonfiction textbooks with a useful scavenger hunt-like activity. After you review the purposes and locations of book titles, tables of contents, glossaries, and chapter headings, learners navigate the book and complete a worksheet documenting what they found and where.
2nd - 8th Science 23 Views 54 Downloads
Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Text-Dependent Questions, Main Ideas, and Key Vocabulary about the Bullfro
As your 3rd grade class finishes reading Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the eighth activity of this unit helps readers from an understanding of the very specific information on the final page of the book. As with the entire unit, students answer questions by citing evidence from the text as they learn more facts about bullfrogs.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 200 Views 162 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review A Reading Guide to Sarah, Plain and Tall
Eliminate the hard work of creating an entire literature unit with this reading guide for the novel Sarah, Plain and Tall. From background information about the author and her motivation for writing the story to reading comprehension questions an extension activities, this resource provides everything a teacher needs to dive their class into a reading of this award-winning book.
1st - 5th Language Arts 26 Views 14 Downloads
Explore the text Keeping Tadpoles with your second, third, and fourth graders. They practice using the dictionary and glossary to locate words using the initial letter. They discuss how dictionaries and glossaries give definitions and explanations and focus on the organization of each resource.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Parts of a Book
Here is an engaging and educationally sound presentation on the parts of a book. The index, glossary, table of contents, and title page are all gone over. At the end of the presentation, learners are quizzed on what they have learned. This would be a good PowerPoint for any librarian to use when giving a lesson on the parts of a book.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 11 Views 57 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 220 Views 147 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Identifying Text Features of a Self-Written Fable
Make learning the parts of a book fun by having pupils construct their own glossary entries, table of contents, and title page. Beginning with a review of text features and a hunt for examples, kids use previously written fables to create a title and glossary entry that is then included in a class anthology of fables.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 4 Views 198 Downloads
Explore text structure in a nonfiction guided reading lesson where readers, over a period of five days, examine the book Mount Everest. Individuals mark examples of nonfiction text structures with Post-it notes, define important vocabulary, take notes on the material, and share how a particular nonfiction text feature helped them to comprehend the text.
7th - 9th Science 24 Views 187 Downloads
Research and Study Skills: Dictionary/Glossary
What is the difference between a dictionary and a glossary? After looking at series of dictionary and glossary entries (included on the worksheet itself), learners are asked to explain the differences between these two reference resources. The exercise could also be used with English language learners.
5th - 7th Language Arts 10 Views 76 Downloads
Show your class how they can use a glossary to determine the meaning of an unfamiliar word. A book about the great emperor penguin is used to hone in on vocabulary development through the use of context clues and the glossary found at the back of the book.
2nd Language Arts 12 Views 46 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Introduce: Comprehension Monitoring using About Trees
As scholars begin reading more difficult text, they need to acquire an arsenal of comprehension strategies. Here are few helpful ones to guide new readers through the informational text About Trees, which is linked here for printing. This text is an excellent resource to investigate text features, and you conduct a think-aloud as you read through particularly confusing parts.
K - 3rd Language Arts 52 Views 210 Downloads
Use the topic of goats to interest your elementary schoolers. There is a week's worth of writing and reading activities centered around the book Goat Facts. Your youngsters explore goats, what they look like, and where they live. They use the dictionary to explore unknown words.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Arabic - English Glossary
Designed to accompany Focus on Contemporary Arabic by Shukri Abed, this document provides 41 pages of Arabic terms with English translations. The words are organized alphabetically in Arabic and include notations that indicate colloquial terms, foreign words, common expressions, and more.
9th - 12th Languages 5 Views 5 Downloads
Using Informational Text Features and Learning Freaky Frog Vocabulary
What kind of text features help children build a strong vocabulary? According to this lesson, headers, pictures, and the glossary will accomplish this task. The class uses text features such as headers to unpack new vocabulary words. They create vocabulary journals in which they will write what they think the definition of each new word is.
3rd Language Arts 55 Views 58 Downloads CCSS: Designed
All teachers are teachers of reading. Model for your students how to use text features as comprehension tools with a graphic organizer and instructional activity that list important features, their purpose, and how they aid comprehension. Individuals then engage in a scavenger hunt to find these features in their textbook.
4th - 7th Language Arts 15 Views 19 Downloads