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Nonfiction Reading: Learning and Recording New Information

As students reread nonfiction, have them draw or write new information they learn. Students then share these new learnings with reading partners.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to re-read a nonfiction text at their level and write or draw three new things they’ve learned to share with a partner.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
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Introduction

(5 minutes)
Think, Jot, and Talk About Facts
  • Tell students they are going to learn to share what they are learning in their nonfiction books with others by discussing three interesting facts with a partner.
  • Explain that facts drawn from nonfiction texts are truths verified by the author’s research.

Beginning:

  • Activate background knowledge by reminding students that nonfiction books include facts that give readers true information about a topic.
  • Provide examples and non-examples of facts. Have students respond with thumbs-up if an example is a fact, or thumbs-down if it is not.

Intermediate: Read a page from a nonfiction text, and model noticing new or interesting facts as you read.