Fiction or Non-fiction
Third graders view three texts, A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FOOTBALLER, THE HUMAN BODY, AND WHICH IS WHICH? with the titles covered. They discuss whether the books are non-fiction or fiction and try to come up with suitable titles for the books.
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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...
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1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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1st - 3rd English Language Arts
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3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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