Lesson: Big Fox

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Lesson Objective

Students will be able to read and analyze non-fiction by paying attention the features of non-fiction.

Lesson Plan

 

State Standard:

5.LT-G.2. Identify and analyze the characteristics of various genres (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, short story, dramatic literature) as forms with distinct characteristics and purposes.

Objective

Students will be able to read and analyze non-fiction by paying attention the features of non-fiction.

 

Do Now

What is non-fiction? Why do we read it?

 

Hook

Discuss Do Now

Direct Instruction

Tell students that non-fiction can be difficult to read. However, good readers pre-read/skim non-fiction for key details before we fully “dig” into the article. This helps us understand what the article is mostly about before we even begin our deep reading. We will use this graphic organizer called the BIG FOX before we begin to read this article.  Discuss each feature of graphic organizer.

Guided Practice

Put the Giant Jelly Fish Attacks on overhead. With the help of the class, pre-read the article while completing the graphic organizer.

Independent Practice

Give students a copy of the article when the Ants go Marching. Have them use the BIG FOX to pre-read. Then before students actually read have them share with  a partner, what they think the article is mostly about and things they might learn. Then have them read. Listen in on student discussions to informally assess.

Closing

Remind students that non-fiction text usually has the components found on the BIG FOX. We can use the graphic organizer to help us better understand a non-fiction text before we even read it!

Have students share how graphic organizer helped them.

 

Quiz/Assessment

Discussions and graphic organizer

 

 

Lesson Resources

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