Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Getting Ready to Publish: Using Headings to Organize Report - Section 2: Main Activity


In a previous nonfiction unit, I taught students that when readers look for information in a nonfiction text or when readers are trying to organizing the information they learning from the book, they look at text or graphic features. One type of text feature that could be very helpful is the headings, subheading, or subtitles that divide sections in the book. Sometimes readers need to infer the meaning of subtitles. 

In this lesson, students refer back to that learning and nonfiction texts to use a model for their own writing. They can connect to the reason why authors, themselves included, would use a heading in their writing. This way, they don't just randomly write a heading but instead connect it to more purposeful reason.

  Just Like Real Authors
  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Just Like Real Authors
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Getting Ready to Publish: Using Headings to Organize Report

Unit 3: World Culture Research Project
Lesson 11 of 13

Objective: SWBAT use headings to organize report into sections.

Big Idea: Students make sections in their report clear by using appropriate headings.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, Writing Process, Research Writing and Practices, research methods (Writing), bibliography (Research Writing), research (Writing Process), 4th grade, editing, publishing, report, Fourth Grade, writing, research, headings, research question
  35 minutes
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