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Using Tiered Companion Texts to Comprehend Complex Nonfiction Texts

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Using Tiered Companion Texts to Comprehend Complex Nonfiction Texts

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Six 45-minute sessions
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International Reading Association

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Predicting and Gathering Information With Nonfiction Texts

Students take a walk on the wild side when they develop an understanding of nonfiction texts with hands-on experiences and intense analysis.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Diagram It! Identifying, Comparing, and Writing About Nonfiction Texts

Students compare the traits fact and fiction by using a Venn diagram to compare fiction and nonfiction books about Native Americans.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

An Exploration of Text Sets: Supporting All Readers

Students create text sets on a high interest topic and use the texts to practice three strategies for reading for information.

 

Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Beyond History Books: Researching With Twin Texts and Technology

Students in grades 48 activate prior knowledge and research information about a historic event through fiction and nonfiction literature and exploration of relevant websites.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Using THIEVES to Preview Nonfiction Texts

Students become "thieves" in this lesson as they use a previewing strategy to "steal" information from textbooks and other nonfiction texts before actually reading them.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   4 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading

Selecting appropriate reading material for students is hard. For decades, teachers have known that quality instruction requires a careful matching of materials to students. The goal is to select materials that are neither too difficult nor too easy for students--a phenomenon sometimes called the Goldilocks Rule.

 

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