Lesson Plan

Are You a Text Detective?

Kindergarten students will become text feature detectives as they hunt for the different text features found in nonfiction books in this fun reading lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the All About Nonfiction pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the All About Nonfiction pre-lesson.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify the features found in a nonfiction text.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
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Introduction

(5 minutes)
What Are You Reading?Searching for Text Features
  • Choose a nonfiction text to read aloud such as Everything Dogs by Becky Baines and do a picture walk with the students to introduce the text.
  • Ask the students what they noticed about the book. Answers might include: photographs, lots of different things on each page, doesn’t look like a story book, etc.

Beginning

  • Provide students with a copy of the read aloud to follow along during the picture walk.

Intermediate

  • Ask students to turn and talk to a partner to share what they see using the sentence stem, "I see ____________."