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Table of Contents and Index
Have your class investigate the use of a table of contents and index to find information. They identify characteristics of informational books and add them to a chart, then demonstrate how to use the index and table of contents by trying to locate specific information in a text.
1st Language Arts 23 Views 60 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Glossary, Index, and Table of Contents
Fourth graders use two separate sources to learn about index, glossary, and table of contents usage. In this library lesson plan, 4th graders use two books, Learning About Weather with Graphic Organizers, and The World Almanac for Kids, to complete activities focused on using the glossary, index, and table of contents.
4th Language Arts 4 Views 93 Downloads
Using Text Features
Investigate a "table of contents" with your students! They read the table of contents in Deserts by Darlene R. Stille and predict where the answers to specific questions might be found. Learners complete a worksheet in which they find answers to questions and record the page number on which the answer can be located.
2nd - 3rd Science 29 Views 100 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Book Parts: Table of Contents and Index
How do you find what you're looking for when reading a nonfiction book? Even first graders can learn how to use a table of contents and an index. They use the provided images of each to locate information and answer nine questions.
1st Language Arts 12 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 22 Views 52 Downloads
Learners elucidate themselves by writing up to six entries in different formats. Some formatting choices include a dictionary, encyclopedia, or atlas entry, a magazine article, a newspaper article, and a table of contents. Some structural hints are included for each of the six formats.
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 177 Downloads
Creating a How To Book
Third graders investigate "How To" books by watching a "How To" video and looking at books in the media center. They make a class "How To" book with a title page, table of contents, individual student pages, and graphics which they make in a software program.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Contents and Index
It's important for your readers to understand features of informational text such as index and table of contents, so give them this visual activity to get started. They read a brief explanation of informational text, then look at an example about pets.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 36 Views 182 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Plan Writing for an Informational Text
If you have a few minutes to spare in your informational text lesson, use a video about planning your writing. Helpful graphics, such as a KWL chart, and narration show fourth graders how to use a table of contents to write their informational text and put the lesson in the context of the entire writing process.
4 mins 4th Language Arts 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Learners can create a portfolio in any class and use this handy table of contents to organize their work effectively. Individuals are asked to include their best work alongside work that demonstrates areas for progress. The table of contents allows for kids to write down the date the assignment was completed, the title of the work, the school subject it is from, and a quick comment.
3rd - 8th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 1 Download
New Review Getting Started with Interactive Math Notebooks
Set young mathematicians up for success with this interactive math notebook. Including a list of rules and expectations for using the notebooks, as well as templates for a creating a cover page and table of contents, this resource provides everything you need to help learners record and organize their math work throughout the year.
K - 7th Math 115 Views 80 Downloads