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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 3b: Understanding Perspectives: Sustaining the Oceans

For Teachers 6th Standards
The topic of ocean conservation and the impact of human activities on ocean life is the focus of three units in Module 3B. The first unit challenges sixth graders to read Mark Kurlansky’s illustrated book, World without Fish: How Kids...
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Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Main Ideas about the Bullfrog

For Teachers 3rd Standards
As your class reaches the end of the book Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the seventh lesson in this literary unit helps third graders transition from reading narrative to expository writing. Scholars develop their note-taking skills as...
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Expository Text Structure

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
What an awesome resource to have on hand. With very useful graphic organizers, youngsters can display their comprehension of text. Designed specifically for expository text, these worksheets can also be used for any type of text and...
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Guided Reading: African-Americans in the Thirteen Colonies

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Using the nonfiction book African Americans in the Thirteen Colonies, learners read segments about the origin and perpetuation of slavery in the colonies. Reading comprehension is assessed as the class discusses the text, and explores...
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Comprehension: Create a Summary from an Expository Text

For Teachers 3rd
Children can learn to analyze expository or informational texts at nearly any age. This scaffolded and scripted resource provides teachers with the support needed to facilitate a thoughtful lesson plan on summarizing informational text...
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Creating a Book Using Main Ideas and Details from Expository Text

For Students 6th Standards
Sixth graders complete a series of activities that enhances their understanding of finding the main idea by dissecting a reading selection on The Titanic. In the final activity, 6th graders create a picture book based on the main ideas...
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Signal Words in Expository Text

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Signal words are one way that authors make the relationships between their ideas clear. Allow your learners the chance to investigate cause and effect in texts by identifying signal words. They locate and analyze cause-and-effect...
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Guided Reading: Rembrandt

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Upper elementary learners investigate Rembrandt. They read about the painter Rembrandt. After reading, they discuss his techniques, his life, and controversies surrounding his work.
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What Is Expository Text and How Do I Learn From It?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the purpose of expository text. In this expository text lesson, students read an article. They identify the main idea of the passage, the text structures and text organization using Kagan Structures. They define the...
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Water: Narrative vs. Expository Texts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A reading of vignettes written by Peace Corps Volunteers serving in Lesotho and Madagascar launches a study of the difference between narrative and expository texts. As final products, young writers craft both a narrative and an...
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Reading for Information

For Teachers 8th - 12th
What should readers do to prepare for reading an informational text? What should they do during their reading? What should they do after completing such a text? Introduce your pupils to reading strategies and techniques to gain meaning...
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Guided Reading: Primates

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Go bananas! Read the nonfiction book Primates, exploring text features as you go. Have the class record main ideas and supporting details while reading. Afterward, classmates can retell what they have written, which provides an excellent...
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Guided Reading: Fossils

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Read the nonfiction book Fossils by Becky Olien and use text features to gain information about fossils. Then have partners or small groups discuss what they read. 
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Supporting Details

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Investigate the use of supporting details in expository texts. After reading example paragraphs of informational text, middle schoolers identify the supporting details. This activity is a great way to reinforce explanatory writing...
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Main Idea

For Teachers 7th - 8th
How can you find the main idea and supporting details of an expository text? Seventh and eighth graders examine the main idea in a text using the first selection about Mexico City. They then discuss the main idea of the second paragraph....
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Fact and Opinion

For Teachers 8th
Expository texts are examined for fact and opinion statements. Analyze a chart of fact and opinion statements with your students, who then complete the examples by writing facts and opinions that are missing.
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Think-Pair-Share

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Engage learners in an activity that allows them to talk about a story or text as they read it. This activity can be used on fiction, nonfiction, and expository text with pupils working in partners. Stopping points for discussion are...
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Put Your Habits to Work in Math

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learning how to read an expository text is an essential skill. The questions on this two-page worksheet lead pupils to understand that the title, heading, diagrams, photographs, problems and captions all support the main idea of a...
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Dinosaurs

For Teachers K - 2nd
An expository text is examined in this reading lesson plan that guides young readers through a nonfiction book entitled Dinosaurs by Grace Maccarone. As readers preview the text, they examine the illustrations and define difficult words....
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Main Idea and Supporting Details

For Teachers 5th - 8th
What's the big idea? A short reading passage describes for learners how to identify the main idea of a passage and distinguish the details that support this idea. Templates for nonfiction or expository text, as well as fiction or...
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Reading For Information

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
To help learners better comprehend informational texts, they work through a series of activities. They discuss strategies, make predictions, skim passages, focus on key words, and practice taking notes. This instructional activity...
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Narrative vs. Expository Texts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars use examples of narrative and expository text to analyze and compare the two styles. High schoolers read articles on life in Lesotho and Madagascar and use graphic organizers and discussion to compare them. Young scholars...
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Guided Reading: Skydiving

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students read about skydiving. In this nonfiction  lesson students read a nonfiction book about skydiving. Students write in their journal advocating for or against participating in the sport of skydiving.
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Guided Reading: Indiana - The Hoosier State

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students compare and contrast fiction and nonfiction. For this reading comprehension lesson students read a nonfiction book about Indiana. Students discuss what new facts they have gathered.

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