Lesson Plan

All About Nonfiction

Use this lesson plan as a stand alone or support lesson to introduce or review nonfiction text features to your ELs.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Are You a Text Detective? lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Are You a Text Detective? lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

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

Language

Students will be able to identify nonfiction text features with grade-level words using visual and written supports.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
Glossary: Are You a Text Detective?Vocabulary Cards: Are You a Text Detective?Text Features Matching CardsHunting for Nonfiction Text Features in Pictures
  • Display a variety of familiar picture books to the class.
  • Ask students to think about the stories in the books and name some of the things the stories were about (e.g. ,princesses, animal adventures, dragons).
  • Explain that all of these books are also called fiction texts, which means they are made up or pretend stories. Tell the students that today they will be learning about a new kind of text, called nonfiction. Say, "A nonfiction text is about something real, like animals, travel, or people."