RL.1.5

Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.

 


VOCABULARY

  • differences
  • compare
  • explain
  • phrases

  • story telling
  • contrast
  • information giving
  • entertain
  • inform
  • fact
  • fantasy

INTEGRATION IDEAS  what's this
  • Being able to explain the difference between books that tell stories and books that provide information helps children determine a purpose for reading in all content areas.
  • Being able to explain the difference between books that tell stories and books that provide information strengthens the child’s understanding of authentic versus fictionalized information in science, social studies and mathematics.
  • Understanding the difference between fiction and non-fiction supports children’s writing in various venues.
  • Exposing children to a wide range of reading promotes deep understanding of content-area material and an appreciation of different perspectives about a given topic.
  • Knowing how to compare and contrast fiction and non-fiction supports the thinking, writing, and oral discussion skills of students.

QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION
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  • How does knowing the differences between books that tell stories and books that provide information help children understand the meaning and purpose of a text selection?
  • What strategies help children recognize the major differences between fiction and non- fiction selections?
  • What are the characteristics of fiction and non-fiction text selections that help us identify each?
  • Are there graphic organizers that support student learning about the differences between books that tell stories and books that give information?
  • How does knowing how to compare and contrast fiction and non-fiction support the thinking, writing, and oral discussion skills of students?

SAMPLE PERFORMANCE TASK – Using appropriate graphic organizers and questions, discuss the differences between the fiction book, The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Forest, by Lynne Cherry and the non-fiction book, I See a Kookaburra!: Discovering Animal Habitats Around The World by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. http://www.readingrockets.org/article/31254


LEARNING PROGRESSION
Go to RL.K.5 to see skills mastered prior to this.
Go to RL.2.5 to see the progression of related skills.