Lesson: Captions

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Lesson Objective

Students will be able to use captions as factual information about a passage to answer questions about a passage.

Lesson Plan

State Standard: 3.IT-E.6. Identify and use knowledge of common textual features to make predictions about content (e.g., title, heading, table of contents, glossary, and captions).

 

Standard Name: Text Features

Objective: Students will be able to use captions as factual information about a passage to answer questions about a passage. 

 

Do-Now:  If someone was going to take your picture, what would the caption be.  Why do you think the caption is important? 

 

Opening: Captions sometimes just don’t tell us what is going on in a picture but they can be a great way of giving us a chance to obtain specific information that has been left out of text

Directed Instruction: 

Model looking at a caption and reading it to find out information.  A caption is not just an explanation of the picture but it can also help us have a better understanding of what a passage is about.

Model reading a passage and asking students questions that have to be referred to captions to find answers and information.

 

 

Guided Practice: Model reading a passage and asking students questions that have to be referred to captions to find answers and information.

Model thinking aloud with students about how the caption relates to the article and how it can give important information.

Sometimes reading a caption is another way for an author to add another type of fact into the story.  When you find pictures make sure you take time to read captions to find out information. 

 

Independent Practice:

Find a caption in your book and write a question based on that caption.  Have a friend look at your picture, read your caption and answer the questions. 

 

Closing:  Why are captions important?  Read a passage and have students draw a picture they would include with a significant caption that can be stated.  

 

Lesson Resources

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