In this lesson, students will use What Do You Do With A Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page to identify the main topic and key details using the illustrations and text with teacher support, in pairs, and independently. Students will work to complete a 3-2-1 card, a group poster and presentation, as well as an independent explanatory writing to show their understanding of the main topic, subtopics, and key details.
In this lesson, students will participate in close reading a text about trees. They will ask and answer text-dependent questions and identify the main topic and key details of the text. They will also write an informative paragraph about what they've learned, providing examples from the text they read. This lesson provides great background information and extension activities to support learning in science as well as reading!
In this lesson, the role of five community helpers will be explored. The teacher will use A Day With Librarians, 550L, to model for students how to utilize text features to better understand text and how to take notes on key details found in the book. In groups of four to five, students will be assigned a book on a community helper (A Day With Police Officers, 510L, A Day With Mail Carriers, 470L, A Day With Firefighters, 390L, A Day With Doctors, 490L). They will ask and answer text-dependent questions, complete a text feature chart, and will utilize a note taking sheet to record key details on each section of their text. They will find the main idea of each section and then utilize that information to determine the main topic of their book. That information will then be utilized to write an informative book on the job of their community helper.
This unit focuses on using text features to understand non-fiction text, specifically National Geographic Reader: Frogs!, (ATOS 2.6, 410L) by Elizabeth Carney. The students will participate in a whole group activity where a portion of text will be analyzed for its main topic and main idea, a graphic organizer will be modeled to show the relationship between key details and the main idea, and a shared writing activity will be conducted. They will then apply the skills learned as they create their own main idea table and write an informational paragraph. They will answer questions about the text and will participate in class discussions and work cooperatively to complete a variety of activities.
In the lesson Falling Down? students will explore why objects fall. They will explore the meaning of gravity and the invisible pull to the center of the Earth. They will also explore why objects don't fall.
In this lesson, students, will read three informational texts about fruit. Students will identify key ideas and details in each text and use illustrations to help them identify the key ideas. This lesson also incorporates a science standard that asks students to sort objects by color, shape, and size. After reading each text, students will participate in several hands-on activities to sort fruit.
In this unit, students will identify appropriately leveled informational text on dinosaurs and identify the key details of the text. The students will create a detail web using evidence from the text and will then write an explanatory paper about their choice of dinosaur. The students will also participate in a guided class discussion. The students will learn the guidelines and procedures for successful discussion and will also learn how to come prepared for discussion by providing supporting information from texts that have been read.
In this lesson, students will identify the text features of non-fiction books and use several informational texts on meat-eating plants to answer text dependent questions. Students will become "text detectives" and learn how to use the text to find the evidence to prove that their answers to questions are right. The students will learn to use evidence from informational texts to write explanatory paragraphs.
This lesson focuses on using text features to understand nonfiction text, specifically the National Geographic Reader: Polar Bears, by Laura Marsh, ATOS level 2.6. The students will participate in a lesson utilizing a PowerPoint presentation explaining text features. They will answer questions about the text, take notes to answer specific questions about the text, and will use the notes to write a paragraph about polar bears. They will participate in class discussions and work cooperatively to complete a variety of activities, including identifying the main topic of the informational text.
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