Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Reaching the Summit: Mountains and Nonfiction Text Features (Right Side) - Section 1: Base Camp: Content Review


I toyed around before this lesson with the idea of requiring the students to check out at least one nonfiction book from the library.  (At our school they can check out three books at a time)  I didn't require it, but I think if I would have they would have had a deeper connection to nonfiction text features.  They would have had a high interest book of their choosing to practice using the features found within.  

I knew I should have because EVERY time my students come across something in a book that we've learned about or are learning about they run to show me.  Looking back now, I could have harnessed that excitement to further their understanding of the concept.  I love finding sneaky ways to do that!!  

NEXT time we check books out from the library, I'm doing it- I am going to commandeer free choice!!

  Reflection: Commandeering Free Choice
  Intrinsic Motivation: Reflection: Commandeering Free Choice
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Reaching the Summit: Mountains and Nonfiction Text Features (Right Side)

Unit 4: Climbing the Mountain: A Path to Understanding Nonfiction
Lesson 6 of 11

Objective: SWBAT identify nonfiction text features as well as explain how the features help them understand nonfiction texts.

Big Idea: Understanding the jobs of nonfiction text features will allow students to use them effectively to comprehend nonfiction texts.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, Nonfiction (Reading), interactive notebook, foldable, flip book, Nonfiction Text Features
  60 minutes
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