Unit: NonFiction 2010-2011

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Non-Fiction Unit for 4th and 5th Graders in DC Public Schools

Lessons

Using an Index Resources: 8

SWBAT use an index to find information in a non-fiction text SWBAT look up 2 topics of interest in their 'just-right' book by using an index

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Using a Table of Contents Resources: 4

SWBAT use text features to help them find information and guide their reading. They will talk with their partner about how they used text features today. SWBAT look up 2 pieces of information by using the table of contents.

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Using a Glossary Resources: 4

Readers notice bolded words and look up words they don’t know by using a glossary SWBAT look up 2 new words by using the glossary in their ‘just-right’ book

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Learning More from Pictures Resources: 2

Readers learn more about a topic by studying the pictures SWBAT identify 2 pieces of information they are learning from the pictures in their ‘just-right’ book (put on a post-it)

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Using Charts, Diagrams and Maps Resources: 3

Non-fiction readers use charts to learn more information about their reading SWBAT identify 2 pieces of information they learned by reading a chart/map/diagram in their ‘just-right’ book (use post-its)

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Facts Resources: 4

Non-Fiction Readers distinguish between fact and opinion by asking “Can I prove that this is true?” SWBAT decipher two facts in their ‘just-right’ book by post-it-ing places in their book and explaining it to their partner. SWBAT decipher between fact vs. opinion (not-true)

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Opinions Resources: 4

Non-fiction readers identify opinions in their reading by looking for points of view or judgments SWBAT decipher fact vs. opinion and find 2 examples of an opinion in their ‘just-right’ text.

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Author's Purpose Resources: 3

Nonfiction readers think about the author’s purpose before and after reading (inform, entertain, persuade) SWBAT identify and support the author’s purpose of a section or paragraph in their ‘just-Right’ NF text

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Supporting Author's Purpose with Evidence from the Text Resources: 4

Nonfiction readers think about the author’s purpose before and after reading (inform, persuade, entertain), and give evidence from the text to support their view SWBAT support their view on the author’s purpose of their ‘just-right’ text by stating (or writing on a post-it) I know this because…

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Main Idea through Headings and Repeated Words Resources: 3

Nonfiction readers begin to find the main idea of a section by reading the heading and looking for repeating words SWBAT identify and support the main idea of a section or paragraph in their JR NF text through talking with their partner and adding evidence

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Main Idea of a Paragraph Resources: 4

Nonfiction readers find the main idea of a paragraph by asking “What do all these facts have in common?” SWBAT identify the main idea of 2 paragraphs in their non-fiction texts by asking “What do all these facts have in common?”

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Supporting Main Idea with Details from the Text Resources: 5

Nonfiction readers support their main idea with specific details from the text SWBAT identify and support the main idea of a section or paragraph in their JR NF text with three pieces of evidence from the text.

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