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Repeated Words and Phrases

Teach your students to look for the repeated words and phrases in a nonfiction text as they pick out important information. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Determining Importance* lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Determining Importance lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Determining Importance lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to pick out important information in a nonfiction text.

Language

Students will be able to recount key ideas in nonfiction text with repeated words and phrases using a graphic organizer.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
Graphic Organizer Template: Frayer ModelTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceVocabulary Cards: Repeated Words and PhrasesIdentifying Key Ideas with Repeated Words and PhrasesGlossary: Repeated Words and Phrases
  • Write the word important on the board and ask students to discuss its meaning with a partner.
  • Explain that something is important when it has great meaning or value. Ask students to discuss what is important to them, and share things that are important to you. For example, "Spending time with my family is important to me."
  • Share the student-friendly language objective and have the students repeat it aloud. Tell the class that they will be looking for words that are used many times by the author in order to figure out the important ideas in the text.