Lesson Plan

Plant Structures and their Functions

A caption reveals important information to a reader. Use this lesson with your students to teach them about plant structures and their functions, while they learn how to be a text feature author.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to create captions that describe the function of plant structures.


(3 minutes)
Name the Parts of a Plant
  • Show students a page from an informational text that contains a photograph and a caption. Point to the caption and ask students to identify the name of the text feature and its purpose.
  • Tell students that a caption is a text feature that gives information about an illustration or photograph.
  • Explain that today’s lesson will give the class the opportunity to become caption writers as they learn about plant structures and their functions.
  • Guide students in a choral read of the learning objective.