Lessons for Non-Fiction

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  • The purpose of this lesson is to introduce a second grade class to the research process using non-fiction books and the Internet. This lesson will be integrated within a non-fiction unit. The students will briefly review the differences between fiction an - … non-fiction books and the Internet. This lesson will be integrated within a non-fiction unit. The students will briefly review the differences between fiction and non-fiction books relating to the topic … on the Internet and non-fiction books. Assessment: The students oral responses Graphic organizer comparing and contrasting fiction and non-fiction books. Three facts underneath …
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  • Huey, Louie, and What's His Name - … be done. Concept 1: Fiction, non-fiction, and biography books are arranged differently on a library shelf. Vocabulary terms: fiction non-fiction biography Dewey Decimal System Assessment: Quiz on arrangement of fiction, non-fiction, and biography books. Students will … the library, I constructed several booklets to teach particular concepts (Fiction/Non-Fiction Booklet, Our School Library Booklet, On-line Catalog Booklet and …
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  • The Prometheus Project: The Science... - … complete The Science Behind Science Fiction student sheet, thinking about how the definition of science fiction differs from non-fiction science books. In class, warm up imaginations about how science fiction differs from non-fiction science books with … are either science fiction or non-fiction. Of course, they may be both. For example, both fiction and science have characters * fictional characters are made …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 6-8
  • To prepare for a field trip to a petting zoo, first graders will be researching the animals they'll encounter at the petting zoo in the library media center. The students, in three groups, will work to separate fiction from non-fiction, discover facts abo - … of fiction and non-fiction. LMS will ask students to put the resources into two piles: one that tells stories about the animals (fiction) and one that has information about the animals (non-fiction). Students will then each choose materials from the non-fiction pile to … students. Assessment: Learning Assessment Methods: 1. Separating fiction and non-fiction resources into stacks. 2. Choosing non-fiction resource for research. 3. Contributing at least …
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  • A Tale of Two Schools - … in a Venn diagram, separating the techniques we associate with non-fiction vs. fiction. In the overlapping center, list the techniques that could … with both fictional and non-fiction story and photographs side by side or two separate newspapers could be created, one telling the non-fictional version and the other a parody of the news with the funny photos and fictional stories. Be careful to label the fictional
    User Rating: Grade Level: 3-12
  • The Knightly News - … purpose (e.g., to describe vividly); • read a variety of fiction and non-fiction materials (e.g., short novels, myths, biographies, short articles … . Expectations 4e27 4e29 4e36 4e37 4e59 • read a variety of fiction and non-fiction materials (e.g., short novels, myths, biographies, short articles … ); 3 1 English Language---Reading 4e27 • read a variety of fiction and non-fiction materials (e.g., short novels, myths, biographies, short articles …
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  • Reading Fiction Helps Make Us Human - … middle school this fall, I saw lots of non-fiction: issues and controversies, historical fiction, research and organization, comparative essays, argumentative essays. But … fifth grade. While there had always been one or two non-fiction units in ELA (persuasive essays, biography), nonfiction was beginning to … curriculum should be 50% fiction and 50% non-fiction. By high school, Common Core calls for a 30% fiction/70% non-fiction balance. What students should …
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  • Fiction vs. Non-Fiction - … think of my favorite non-fiction book. The reason why I think of 2 different genres is because fiction and non-fiction are so different … characteristics of fiction and non-fiction text. Teaching Point(2:08-2:15): Good readers identify whether a text is fiction or non-fiction by knowing … Genre. Teach elements of fiction: characters, setting, plot, problem, solution,: Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Poetry, Teach elements of Non-fiction: facts, real, true, many …
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  • Using a Magazine/Non-Fiction Texts - … assist in the comprehension of informational/non-fiction texts. Duration Two days Do Now Look through the non-fiction articles on the SMART Board … the parts of a non-fiction article with the students. Day 2: Teacher will review the parts of a non-fiction article (title, subtitle … parts of a non-fiction article and on their ability to apply what they learned to create their own non-fiction article (following week …
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  • The aforementioned Nat Field from the title of this lesson is the main character in the book, King of Shadows by Susan Cooper. The seventh grade Language Arts class is reading this book as a companion novel to a reading of Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Nigh - … , Elizabethan London comes alive. The Language Arts students will use non-fiction resources to explore one facet of this historical novel that … reading King of Shadows. They will use non-fiction sources to research ideas generated from historical fiction. Ask them to keep in mind … of Shakespeare? What did they learn from historical fiction that they didn't from non-fiction sources? Assessment: Each student must write a …
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