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English Language Arts (2)
Reading Like a Detective
This lesson is about using detective skills to be better nonfiction readers. Students will gather clues from the text to make assumptions and connections that will solve, and make meaning about the text. The students will use nonfiction text context clues, and pictures to realize that the author’s purpose is for them to find ALL the clues and make meaning of a topic. Students use clues such as text evidence to make connections and understand text. Students use key details such as text evidence to gather information about a topic or the authors intended purpose.
English Language Arts (2 - 3)
Why Did You Write This?
In this lesson, students will learn the reasons an author writes a selection. They will use various books and articles to determine the purpose of each text. This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (2 - 3)
A Weed is a Flower
In this lesson, students will learn to identify the main purpose of a text and distinguish it from their own point of view with the book A Weed is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver by Aliki and other informational texts. This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
Fact or Fiction: Learning About Worms Using Diary of a Worm
Students often believe that fiction writers make everything up, seldom realizing how research worms its way into entertaining writing. In this lesson, students read Diary of a Worm to find out how fact merges with fiction.
Rain, Ice, Steam: Using Reading to Support Inquiry About the Water Cycle
Water is always moving in a continuous cycle from liquid to solid to gas and back again. Students study this never-ending cycle through shared readings, center activities, and experiments.