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Adventures in Nonfiction: A Guided Inquiry Journey
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Students are guided through an informal exploration of nonfiction texts and child-oriented Websites, learning browsing and skimming techniques for the purpose of gathering interesting information.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Reading Informational Text
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/25/2013
Animal Study: From Fiction to Facts
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Students listen to fiction and nonfiction read-alouds and explore selected Websites to identify factual information about animals. This lesson focuses on ants, but can be adapted to any animal.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Reading Informational Text
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/25/2013
Beyond History Books: Researching With Twin Texts and Technology
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Students in Grades 4-8 activate prior knowledge and research information about a historic event through fiction and nonfiction literature and exploration of relevant websites.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/25/2013
Blending Fiction and Nonfiction to Improve Comprehension and Writing Skills
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Students use a text set to increase understanding of content area material and demonstrate what they have learned by writing an original piece that blends together narrative and expository elements.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/28/2013
Blurring Genre: Exploring Fiction and Nonfiction with "Diary of a Worm"
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After reading several examples of how a published author incorporates facts in fiction writing, students research a topic of their choice and write fictional diary entries that incorporate factual information.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/28/2013
CommonLit.Org: A Free Collection of Short Fiction and NonFiction
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CommonLit.Org is a free collection of poems, short stories, news articles, historical documents, and excerpts of classic literature--organized by theme and Lexile level.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Date Added:
01/19/2015
Critical Perspectives: Reading and Writing About Slavery
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Students critically explore the moral issue of slavery through reading fiction and nonfiction children's literature about the Underground Railroad, and they extend their understanding through creative writing projects.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
U.S. History
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/02/2013
Developing a Living Definition of Reading in the Elementary Classroom
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Using the guiding question, "What is reading?" students interact with a variety of texts as they uncover the skills necessary to interact with texts and develop a definition of reading.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/02/2013
Engaging With Cause-and-Effect Relationships Through Creating Comic Strips
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Students demonstrate their knowledge of cause-and-effect relationships by creating original comic strips and sharing their completed work in an oral presentation format.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/30/2013
Exploring Cause and Effect Using Expository Texts About Natural Disasters
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Students explore the nature and structure of expository texts that focusing on cause and effect and apply what they learned using graphic organizers and writing paragraphs to outline cause-and-effect relationships.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/02/2013
Exploring Compare and Contrast Structure in Expository Texts
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Students build their understanding of the terms "compare" and "contrast" by participating in class discussions, using Internet resources, working collaboratively, and by visually representing information in a Venn diagram.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/02/2013
Exploring How Section Headings Support Understanding of Expository Texts
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Nonfiction may be dull for some students, but this lesson helps them focus on the main ideas. Through awareness of section headings, students learn to sort and categorize main concepts.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/02/2013
Following Steps from Informative Texts to Complete Computer-Related Tasks
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This lesson geared towards adult learners focuses on reading informative texts that describe how to perform basic computer-related tasks, including saving a document in Word and sending an email attachment. After reading the informative texts, learners will identify and sequence the 5 or more key steps needed to complete the tasks. They will then follow the steps to execute the tasks. This lesson will prepare learners to effectively find key information about how to complete technological tasks and be able to carry out the steps independently. This will assist them when future educational or job requirements require the use of computer skills they do not yet have, and they will need to use informational texts to learn the new skills.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jean Gierbolini
Date Added:
11/18/2016
Following Steps from Informative Texts to Complete Computer-Related Tasks - Remix
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This lesson geared towards adult learners focuses on reading informative texts that describe how to perform basic computer-related tasks, including saving a document in Word and sending an email attachment. After reading the informative texts, learners will identify and sequence the 5 or more key steps needed to complete the tasks. They will then follow the steps to execute the tasks. This lesson will prepare learners to effectively find key information about how to complete technological tasks and be able to carry out the steps independently. This will assist them when future educational or job requirements require the use of computer skills they do not yet have, and they will need to use informational texts to learn the new skills.
This lesson also enables students to gain confidence in their ability to use their mobile devices for carrying out more sophisticated tasks.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
John Carter
Date Added:
01/07/2019
Following Steps from Informative Texts to Complete Computer-Related Tasks - Remix
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This lesson geared towards adult learners focuses on reading informative texts that describe how to perform basic computer-related tasks, including saving a document in Word and sending an email attachment. After reading the informative texts, learners will identify and sequence the 5 or more key steps needed to complete the tasks. They will then follow the steps to execute the tasks. This lesson will prepare learners to effectively find key information about how to complete technological tasks and be able to carry out the steps independently. This will assist them when future educational or job requirements require the use of computer skills they do not yet have, and they will need to use informational texts to learn the new skills.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Pavneeet kaur
Date Added:
04/28/2017
Life is Beautiful: Teaching the Holocaust through Film with Complementary Texts
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After students have read a book about the Holocaust, such as "The Diary of Anne Frank" or "Night" by Elie Wiesel, students will view "Life is Beautiful" and complete discussion questions to challenge their ability to analyze literature using film.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/04/2013
Question and Answer Books--From Genre Study to Report Writing
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After exploring several question and answer books on a variety of topics, students research a topic and create their own class question and answer book.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/29/2013
Reading and Writing About Whales Using Fiction and Nonfiction Texts
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Students will have a whale of a good time in this lesson in which they use fiction and nonfiction texts to write a letter to an online scientist.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/29/2013
Weather: A Journey in Nonfiction
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Questions about weather clear up when students use what they learned from their books to create a presentation to share with the rest of the class.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/29/2013