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Using Science Texts to Teach the Organizational Features of Nonfiction

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three to five 40-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

Denton, Texas


International Literacy Association


Calendar Activities

Professional Library

Podcast Episodes



Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 9

Science writer Seymour Simon was born in 1931.

Students select and explore a scientific topic in detail using Simon's nonfiction science books and then use what they learn to write original poetry on the topic.


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Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines

Written with the Common Core State Standards firmly in mind, this book presents a much-needed instructional model for disciplinary literacy.


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Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

World of Animals

Explore the world of animals through Caroline Arnold’s nonfiction picture books for children.


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