Analyzing Structure of Non-Fiction
Third graders analyze the structure of non-fiction and evaluate the usefulness of these materials. They use Kidspiration and/or Inspiration to create an information web and convert this to outline form.
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Fiction v. Non Fiction
Differentiating between fiction and non-fiction books is an important skill for young readers. The lesson presented here helps them do just that by having learners work together in pairs. First, a class discussion takes place where the...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Phonics Teachers Resource Book
Looking to improve your classes literacy program? Then look no further. This comprehensive collection of resources includes worksheets and activities covering everything from r-controlled vowels and consonant digraphs, to the different...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Magical Musical Tour: Using Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
Language arts learners don't need a lecture about poetry; they listen to poetry every day on the radio! Apply skills from literary analysis to famous songs and beautiful lyrics with a lesson about literary devices. As class...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Key Ideas and Details in Fiction and Nonfiction
Third graders participate in activities to differentiate fiction from nonfiction. In this fiction instructional activity, 3rd graders describe the elements of a fiction story. Students compare and contrast fiction and non fiction...
3rd English Language Arts
Non-Fiction Animal Picture Books
Students complete a multi-lesson plan unit using research to create their own book about an animal of their choice. After discussing the elements of non-fiction texts, they use internet research to explore an animal of interest to them....
2nd - 5th English Language Arts
Looking for the History in Historical Fiction: An Epidemic for Reading
Combine informational reading skills with fictional text in an innovative historical fiction lessons. After reading a fictional text related to diseases, class members read non-fictional text to gain knowledge about specific infectious...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable