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RI.2.5 Lesson Plans


1. Teach Text Features & Read Nonfiction...a multi-day lesson on Teach Text Features and Read Non-Fiction

2. Finding Nonfiction Features... for a grades 1-2 lesson plan

3. The Frog Beyond the Fairy Tale Character: Searching Informational Texts… Are frogs found on every continent? Will frogs drown if they don’t find land on which to rest? How long do frogs live? In this lesson students examine their prior knowledge about frogs, make predictions, and verify their predictions through research on the Internet. (from ReadWriteThink, the International Reading Association)

4. In the lesson, Going Digital: Using e-Book Readers to Enhance the Reading Experience, students read e-books and learn how to use many tools and features on a digital reader to support literacy learning. In particular, students learn how to manipulate font size and page orientation to suit their individual needs and preferences, highlight text to mark key passages, insert notes in response to the text, access a built-in dictionary to develop new vocabulary and word consciousness, and use a text-to-speech feature to practice reading fluency. (from ReadWriteThink, the International Reading Association)

5. Teaching Text Structure -This strategy guide introduces an approach for teaching students how to identify a book’s text structure. (Source: Delta Education)

6. Building Bridges with Unlikely Friends -Students read how-to texts on building bridges and view these amazing structures on the Internet. Through realistic fiction, they examine the possibility of friendship in conflict-filled settings. Reading fantasy texts that depict animal experiences completes their exploration. Building on the writing of previous units, they write a letter to a character in Charlotte’s Web. Students also gather words from poetry and explore the meanings of idioms and words with common roots. (Source: Common Core Curriculum Maps)

7. Literacy Leader  - Knowledge of text structure is critical for reading to learn. By identifying the organizational structures of texts, students can observe how authors arrange ideas and determine which kinds of structures are used to interrelate ideas. (Source: Literacy Leader)

8. Teach Text Structure for Non-Fiction  - Students gain an awareness and general understanding of text structures and learn about clues that can be used us to identify the text structure of a piece of writing. (Source: Scholastic)

9. Identify and Analyze Text Structure - How is the information organized? Authors make decisions about how to present information to readers. They choose from a variety of structures to organize the information for readers. (Source: Learner, Annenberg Learner)