This Timelines and Texts: Motivating Students to Read Nonfiction lesson plan also includes:
With the emphasis on incorporating more nonfiction in language arts classes the question arises about how to design activities that motivate kids to engage with informational text. How about an assignment that asks class members to conduct a research project using The Great Idea Finder site. Groups investigate inventions and create a timeline that places these innovations in context.
- Have groups select an invention to add to a timeline kept from year to year
- Lists information about inventions, inventors, and myths
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