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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
Connect and Apply Nonfiction Comprehension
Students explore how nonfiction relates to their own lives, other texts, family, friends, or world issues. They read the selected text and share a personal experience. Students compose their own nonfiction story.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 7 Views 17 Downloads
Lesson 1: Classifying Texts as Fiction or Nonfiction
First graders characterize fiction and non-fiction books, they discover the characteristics of each type of book and compare two books (one fiction & one nonfiction) about the same subject. They make a list that describes what makes one book real and one make-believe.
1st Language Arts 24 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Finding Nonfiction Features
The first lesson in a series of three lessons from Scholastic on fiction and nonfiction, this plan is designed to help young readers begin to distinguish between types of books. Learners will read many books in order to compare the features of each genre.
K - 1st Language Arts 9 Views 134 Downloads
What's So Special About Nonfiction?
Discover the world of nonfiction literature. In this language arts lesson plan, young learners read samples of nonfiction books, maps, magazines, and menus while analyzing the differences between fiction literature. They discuss their thoughts on nonfiction and their reading experiences in the past.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 9 Views 154 Downloads
Comparing and Contrasting Fiction and Nonfiction
The last activity in a series of three lessons, this plan is designed to have young readers further explore fiction and nonfiction books. They will compare and contrast the characteristics of each genre using a Venn Diagram to organize the information they gathered from an activity in a pervious activity.
K - 1st Language Arts 17 Views 202 Downloads
Mixed Bags: Fiction and Nonfiction
The second in a series of three lessons from Scholastic comparing and contrasting fiction and nonfiction, this activity requires learners to read, write, and compare two books independently. After briefly reviewing the features of nonfiction, each pair of pupils receives a book bag containing one fiction and one nonfiction book.
K - 1st Language Arts 13 Views 56 Downloads
Students explore reading nonfiction. In this nonfiction lesson, students practice using KWL charts to organize nonfiction information gained from reading. Students explore unfamiliar words from reading and recognize synonyms and antonyms.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 42 Downloads
Organizational Structures of Nonfiction Text/Graphic Organizers
Fifth graders review the characteristics of a nonfiction text. In this language arts lesson, 5th graders understand that one can use a specific graphic organizer to help them in understanding an organizational structure. For example, in understanding chronological order one would use a time line, while for logical order one would use a cycle of events.
5th Language Arts 13 Views 14 Downloads
Prepare to Read Nonfiction
Help readers prepare to read informational texts with this lesson from Scholastic. They will practice nonfiction comprehension strategies such as activating prior knowledge and asking questions. Additionally, they will complete the K and W portions of a classroom KWL chart about the Leaning Tower of Pisa and review the meanings of several unknown words as pre-reading comprehension strategies.
K - 3rd Language Arts 12 Views 178 Downloads
Fiction vs. Nonfiction
ï»¿Students find the difference between fiction and nonfiction. In this fiction/nonfiction lesson, 1st graders read the story Johnny Appleseed and discuss what makes this a nonfiction story. They listen to a fiction story and see what parts of it are fantasy.
1st Language Arts 11 Views 32 Downloads
Summarizing Biographical Nonfiction
Learn about famous African Americans in this short lesson. First, learners read a nonfiction article, either in class or in the computer lab, then they fill out a graphic organizer involving the 5-Ws, and finally, they summarize what they read.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Reading And Responding: Lesson 4 Nonfiction/test-taking Strategies
Eighth graders participate in a teacher led lesson that focuses on reading nonfiction and test taking strategies. They examine the use of context clues to improve their vocabulary and summarization skills. Also, they complete the associated worksheet.
8th Language Arts 13 Views 36 Downloads
Reading And Responding: Lesson 15 Nonfiction
Eighth graders examine a nonfiction selection in a teacher led lesson. They examine the author's purpose for writing the selection and identify the difference between fact and opinion. The compare and contrast expository and narrative text, use context clues to decode vocabulary, and investigate inferences.
8th Language Arts 7 Views 67 Downloads