Lesson Plan

Judge a Book by Its Pages

Understanding how titles, headings, and subheadings work together in nonfiction can help students with writing and with reading comprehension. Students will make observations about nonfiction texts and consider organization choices.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to order sentences into paragraphs and sort them under a title, headings, and subheadings.


(5 minutes)
  • Distribute an informational text to each student. Have them also take out a novel.
  • Instruct students to open both books to a random page of text and make some observations about the text layout. How are they similar? How are they different?
  • Share responses.