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Text Features Evaluation

Use this lesson to help your ELs evaluate the purpose of text features and justify their answers. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Comparing Nonfiction Text Features.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Comparing Nonfiction Text Features lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Comparing Nonfiction Text Features lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to compare and contrast two nonfiction references on the same topic by reviewing their text features.

Language

Students will be able to evaluate text features with new vocabulary using visuals and partnerships.

Introduction

(7 minutes)
Teach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceText Features SortEarthquakes: Text FeaturesVocabulary Cards: Text Features EvaluationGlossary: Text Features Evaluation
  • Distribute the pre-cut cards from the Text Features Sort worksheet to each group.
  • Ask them to pair a text features image with their respective definitions. If they cannot pair them all, make sure to focus on those text features during the word level focus section of the lesson.
  • Have one group evaluate another group’s pairings. Spend one to two minutes allowing group members to offer corrections to each other if necessary.
  • Tell students that today they'll use their understanding of text features to evaluate the importance of text features in a nonfiction text.

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