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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 29 Views 68 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 68 Views 301 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 45 Views 111 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 44 Views 864 Downloads
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 51 Views 91 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
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 61 Views 143 Downloads
Menasha History: Change Over Time
Young scholars explore nonfiction text features. In this Menasha, Wisconsin geography and nonfiction comprehension lesson plan, students share phrases for the "K" and "W" portion of a KWL chart about Menasha. Young scholars complete a KWL chart with a partner while researching a Menasha website.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 6 Views 47 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 59 Views 592 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 69 Views 88 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 198 Downloads
Identifying Information in Nonfiction
Second graders investigate information in non-fiction texts. They review the features of a non-fiction text and read the book Nature's Food Chains: What Polar Animals Eat. Pupils discuss the text features and write down one fact they learned from a photo or diagram in the book.
2nd Language Arts 17 Views 57 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Gathering Evidence and Drafting a Two-Voice Poem (Chapter 13: "Los Duraznos/Peaches")
Begin class with a short comprehension quiz and review and then move into a new genre: two-voice poems. The lesson provides information about this type of poetry as well as a video example made by eighth graders that you can show your class.
5th - 7th Language Arts 76 Views 85 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 8 Views 129 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 27 Views 426 Downloads
Reading Comprehension: History of the Periodic Table
Although the article that launches this lesson plan is about the history of the Periodic Table, the objective is reading comprehension. Using the eight-page informational text, learners answer five comprehension questions and craft one essay.
7th - 9th Language Arts 117 Views 1086 Downloads
Native American Poetry
Identify text features, make inferences, and discover the cultural significance of Native American Poetry. Sixth graders read several Native American poems and use graphic organizers and literature response logs to record their feelings and inferences made about the poetry.
5th - 6th Language Arts 4 Views 448 Downloads
Discussing Nonfiction and Fiction Text Features
Scholars compare and contrast nonfiction and fiction text features. They define and identify nonfiction text features such as glossary, table of contents, charts, bold words, and headings. Then they read nonfiction independently to orally share the text feature they found helpful.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 12 Views 412 Downloads
Text Features of Fiction, Poetry, Drama: Story Matrix
How do novels differ from plays? Explore with your class the text features of fiction and drama by reading The Hidden One: Native American Legend and then performing a reader’s theater script based on the story. Class members create a story map outlining characters, setting, and major events in the book.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 414 Downloads