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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 51 Views 57 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lesson 4: Text Features
The ability to use text features effectively can translate to many texts and purposes. Show your class these tools while working with the biography Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart. Explore the different text features within the biography and use them to help answer comprehension questions.
5th Language Arts 20 Views 63 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Text Features: Introduction to the Iroquois: The Six Nations Confederacy
Model for young readers how charts, graphs, diagrams etc., can help them interpret information found in nonfiction text. Chapter 1 of The Iroquois: The Six Nations Confederacy provides the opportunity for direct instruction and guided practice exercises.
4th Language Arts 40 Views 86 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Teach Text Features & Read Nonfiction
Young scholars study the tools of reading nonfiction (i.e., text features). They use think-aloud strategies to prepare to read the selection and identify graphic aids and assess their importance. They read "Stopping a Toppling Tower" quietly to themselves.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 34 Views 102 Downloads
Teach Text Features and Read Nonfiction
Increase non-fiction reading comprehension by completing a pre-reading organizer to identify the non-fiction text features and also making comparisons to features of fictional books. To prepare for reading a non-fiction selection, learners engage in think-aloud strategies and prediction.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 37 Views 574 Downloads
Investigating Animals Through Non-Fiction Text
Conduct a shared reading activity with a non-fiction animal book. Young researchers identify the various text features in informational texts, complete a graphic organizer to compare and contrast text feature purposes, and finally choose their own animal to research as a follow-up activity.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 52 Views 290 Downloads
Using Text Features
Fourth graders read a nonfiction story that is presented to them with graphic features, and presented to them with only the text. In this text features lesson, 4th graders decide what the benefits of text organizers are and create their own text features for a section of a story.
4th Language Arts 13 Views 157 Downloads
Intermediate Guided Reading Lesson: Remarkable Rocks
Investigate rocks and non-fiction reading strategies. The class observes and sorts rocks, and then identifies non-fiction text features in Remarkable Rocks. Given strips of paper labeled with headings from the table of contents, pupils read the book independently and place the labels over corresponding text.
3rd - 5th Science 37 Views 859 Downloads
Menasha History: Change Over Time
Students explore nonfiction text features. In this Menasha, Wisconsin geography and nonfiction comprehension lesson, students share phrases for the "K" and "W" portion of a KWL chart about Menasha. Students complete a KWL chart with a partner while researching a Menasha website.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 5 Views 46 Downloads
Informational Text Features
How can you tell if the text you're reading is informational or narrative? Show your reading class this basic PowerPoint to illustrate the characteristics of an informational text. What makes this presentation especially effective is that it uses grade-level texts, charts, and graphics to help assess the viewers.
7th - 9th Language Arts 49 Views 135 Downloads
Text Features and Author's Purpose
How do the text features support the purpose of the text? Help your class study different text features by providing them with this resource. Using the graphic organizer, readers will scan a text, searching for text features.
7th - 12th Language Arts 45 Views 79 Downloads
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 197 Downloads
Identify Text Features in Nonfiction
What does a non-fiction text look like? Examine the text features of non-fiction. Middle and high schoolers read non-fiction passages provided by their instructor and analyze the texts for word choice, details, and organization.
8th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 254 Downloads
Fifth graders utilize text features. In this text features instructional activity students read The Story of Jackie Robinson: Bravest Man in Baseball by Margaret Davidson. Students use clues from the table of contents, illustrations, and timeline to answer questions.
5th Language Arts 6 Views 66 Downloads
Add Text Features to Informational Writing
The final video in a ten-part series helps young writers add finesse into their informational essay with captions, charts, and maps. The video gives three steps for adding in text features once a draft is completed, and walks through the thought process behind how one might identify where graphics or other visuals could support understanding.
5 mins 4th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Bring the characteristics of a feature article to light for the class. Look at examples in magazines and pick out the characteristics of the text that grab attention. Also discuss how they can choose photographs and use a strong voice to grab the reader's attention.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 7 Views 128 Downloads