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Students create a title page, organize information, and write the introductory paragraph to a research paper. In this research writing lesson, students discuss the elements of the title page and outline, then write one of their own. Students read a sample opening paragraph, then create their opening paragraph.
Explore publishing by utilizing a document camera with your class. Readers will examine a real book and practice identifying the author, illustrator, and other parts of the title page. They then discuss the importance of these elements and use the document camera to view similar information from other books.
Every child is an author with this engaging reading activity. First the class reviews the various parts of a book such as the title, author, dedication, and author-biography. Then each individual will choose a story of their own to publish by putting it in the format of a real book. These kid-authored books can then become part of the class library. Note: This lesson is part of a series, so some pre-step may need to be completed before starting.
Young language arts pupils will identify the parts of a title page and how those parts relate to the label on a book's spine. They will then create their own book cover and title page for a preexisting book using a word processing program to type in all the necessary information. On this cover page, pupils will select and draw an appropriate image for their book. Finally, they will enter information about their books into a webpage to create a class biography.
A visit to the local zoo launches an integrated life science/ language arts research project into the habitat, feeding habits, offspring, lifespan, and other interesting facts about animals. Each group selects two animals to photograph and research. Using information gathered from books and the Internet, groups produce pages for a class book and a tutorial using Tool Factory Workshop. Share your trip with a school-wide presentation.
Begin the year with a review of the parts of a book. Exercises in the unit plan ask emergent readers to identify the information on the cover of a book and on the title page, to explain the purpose of a table of contents, and to describe the parts of fiction and nonfiction books. A list books that may be used as part of the review is included.
Readers build text-analysis skills by working through read and respond activities for the book, Tornado by Betsy Byars. This detailed plan provides worksheets and supports for thorough skill development. Using this resource will make guiding your class through this book a breeze!