Unit: Informational Text

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Unit Description

This unit is focused on reading skill necessary to understand informational texts. The lessons focus on parts of informational texts, author's purpose, and specific reading strategies that are helpful in nonfiction reading.

Lessons

Characteristics of Informational Texts

Students will be able to notice specific characteristics of an informational text by looking at multiple examples.

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Headings and Titles Resources: 1

Students will be able to differentiate between the title of an informational text and the headings. Students will relate the headings back to the main idea or title of the passage.

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Captions and Graphic Aides Resources: 1

Students will be able to gather information using captions and graphic aides.

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Using the Glossary Resources: 1

Students will be able to use the glossary to define unknown words in an informational text.

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Text Organization: Chronological Order Resources: 2

Students will understand that chronological order is a way for author's to organize informational texts.

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Chronological Order Signal Words Resources: 1

Students will use knowledge of signal words to organize a text chronologically.

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Text Organization: Cause and Effect Resources: 1

Students will be able to determine cause and effect in a series of sentences.

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Cause and Effect Cue Words Resources: 2

Students will be able to notice cue words that determine cause and effect. They will also notice cause and effect relationships within informational texts.

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Text Organization: Compare and Contrast Resources: 2

Students will be able to use a Venn diagram to compare themselves to another person. They will also notice that some writers use compare and contrast to organize informational texts.

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Venn Diagrams: Compare and Contrast Resources: 2

Students will use a Venn diagram to organize facts in an informational text.

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Text Organization: Main Ideas and Details Resources: 2

Students will use a web diagram to determine the main idea and details of a paragraph in an informational text.

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Boxes and Bullets: Main Idea Resources: 2

Students will use a boxes and bullets graphic organizer to find the main idea and details of an informational text.

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Text Organization: Problem and Solution Resources: 3

Students will be able to notice and record multiple problems in an informational text using a graphic organizer.

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Problem and Solution Part 2 Resources: 3

Students will be able to identify multiple solutions to a problem in an informational text using a graphic organizer.

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Fact and Opinion Resources: 1

Students will be able to label statements as either facts or opinions.

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Fact and Opinion in an Informational Text Resources: 2

Students will be able to label facts and opinions in an informational text article.

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Author's Purpose: Persuade Resources: 2

Students will be able to identify the author's purpose of persuade and give examples of this type of writing.

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Author's Purpose: Inform Resources: 2

Students will be able to notice when an author's purpose is to inform readers. They will notice characteristics of this style or writing.

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Author's Purpose: Entertain Resources: 2

Students will be able to notice characteristics of stories that are meant to entertain.

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Determining Author's Purpose Resources: 1

Students will be able to determine an author's purpose when given different examples of texts.

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