Students will be able to define and distinguish the various nonfiction genres in the classroom or school library.
Students will be able to identify and build compound sentences with coordinating conjunctions in nonfiction texts using strategic grouping.
Do a choral read of the language objective with your ELs in student-friendly terms: "I can find and make compound sentences with coordinating conjunctions in nonfiction texts."
Write the words "for," "and," "nor," "but," "or," "yet," and "so" on the board. Have students read them to a partner and choose one of the words to use in a sentence. Invite a few students to share aloud with the whole class.
Tell students that these seven little words are called coordinating conjunctions.