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Animal Study: From Fiction to Facts

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Animal Study: From Fiction to Facts

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Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

This lesson describes how to use selected fiction and nonfiction literature and careful questioning techniques to help students identify factual information about animals. Children first identify possible factual information from works of fiction which are read aloud, then they listen to read-alouds of nonfiction texts to identify and confirm factual information. This information is then recorded on charts and graphic organizers. Finally, students use the Internet to gather additional information about the animal and then share their findings with the class. The lesson can be used as presented to find information about ants or can be easily adapted to focus on any animal of interest to students. Resources are included for ants, black bears, fish, frogs and toads, penguins, and polar bears.

Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: K
9 ) Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding. [RL.K.10]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: K
10 ) With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. [RI.K.1]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.K.10- With prompting and support, identify who, what, and/or where of an informational text.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: K
25 ) Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative or explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic. [W.K.2]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: K
30 ) With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. [W.K.8]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.K.30- With prompting and support, recall a familiar experience or event.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: K
41 ) Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts. [L.K.6]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 2
18 ) Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic. [RI.2.9]

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