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Using THIEVES to Preview Nonfiction Texts

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Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 40-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Cynthia A. Lassonde

Schoharie, New York

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Using Tiered Companion Texts to Comprehend Complex Nonfiction Texts

Students progress through increasingly difficult tiered texts to gain the necessary background knowledge and problem-solving skills to comprehend complex nonfiction texts.

 

Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Book Report Alternative: Sharing Info from Informational Reading

Reporting on an informational book doesn’t have to be boring! Instead of the traditional book report format, students create newspapers using a Printing Press interactive to share what they have learned from reading informational books.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Exploring How Section Headings Support Understanding of Expository Texts

Nonfiction may be dull for some students, but this lesson helps them focus on the main ideas. Through awareness of section headings, students learn to sort and categorize main concepts.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 25

NCTE's Orbis Pictus Nonfiction Award is announced today.

Students conduct research and write original works of nonfiction on topics of their choice.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 15

The RMS Titanic sank on this day in 1912.

Students use the Internet Workshop model to explore web links about the Titanic disaster.

 

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PRINTOUTS

Grades   3 – 8  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

Nonfiction Pyramid

After students read an article or other work of nonfiction, they can use the Nonfiction Pyramid to reflect on key ideas and details in the text.

 

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PODCAST EPISODES

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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