Reflection: Rigor Nonfiction Elements - Section 2: Instruction


When I originally set out to do this lesson, I was sure it was going to be a breeze for them.  I would have placed a bet that it would have been a quick refresher.  I was wrong!

I was shocked at how many students had not realized the relevance of using text features to deepen their understanding of the text.  Many students just flew right past the titles, captions, headings, and could not use the glossary or index to locate information.  This instantly told me the need to work with them was great.

Completing the before the reading proved that the students needed to review.  They were able to get it and I believe they saw the importance of using the features.  I just hope they make it a habit and learn to sharpen that skill. 

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Nonfiction Elements

Unit 5: Unit 3 Nonfiction and Informational Text
Lesson 1 of 9

Objective: Students will be able to use the nonfiction elements to prepare for reading a nonfiction article.

Big Idea: How do we set up our brains for nonfiction?

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