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Finding Nonfiction Features

For Teachers K - 1st
The first lesson in a series of three lessons from Scholastic on fiction and nonfiction, this plan is designed to help young readers begin to distinguish between types of books. Learners will read many books in order to compare the...
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Text Features and Author's Purpose

For Students 7th - 12th
How do the text features support the purpose of the text? Help your class study different text features by providing them with this resource. Using the graphic organizer, readers will scan a text, searching for text features. 
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A Questionnaire: What Do You Like to Read?

For Students 5th Standards
What do your fifth graders know about types of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry? Find out as they fill out this questionnaire that requires them to list authors and texts that exemplify each genre. Not only will you be able to assess what...
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Find The Hidden Message: Media Literacy in Primary Grades

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners practice listening to and reading various types of media and text. In groups, learners use video, newspapers, magazines, and more to compare and contrast different types of information. They identify the differences between fact...
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Prepare to Read Nonfiction

For Teachers K - 3rd
Help readers prepare to read informational texts with this lesson from Scholastic. They will practice nonfiction comprehension strategies such as activating prior knowledge and asking questions.  Additionally, they will complete...
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Fiction and Nonfiction

For Students K - 1st Standards
Your emerging readers know not to judge a book by its cover, but they can categorize these titles into either fiction or nonfiction. There are four book covers pictured here, and scholars record the titles under the corresponding text...
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Pablita Indian Legends

For Teachers K - 3rd
Scholars are introduced to the characteristics of a legend. They read and discuss Old Father Story Teller by Pablita Velarde. Then, in groups, they write and illustrate a poem based on one of the legends from the book. This lesson plan...
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Mixed Bags: Fiction and Nonfiction

For Teachers K - 1st
The second in a series of three lessons from Scholastic comparing and contrasting fiction and nonfiction, this activity requires learners to read, write, and compare two books independently. After briefly reviewing the features of...
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Comparing and Contrasting Fiction and Nonfiction

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Compare and contrast non-fiction readings with fiction readings. The whole class completes a Venn Diagram and then evaluates their own definitions of the terms individually. To end the lesson, they identify books as either fiction or...
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Library Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st
Explain the differences between fiction and non-fiction and the characteristics of a biography. Learners analyze three pieces of literature on the same topic to determine which is fiction and which is non-fiction. In the end, relate the...
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Reading Check List: How many things can you read?

For Students K - 4th
Diversify your young readers' at-home reading habits with this activity. This handout consists of a list of 24 different types of reading materials from newspapers and how-to books to science fiction and poetry. The goal is for students...
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Power Point Book Report

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Working in groups of four, learners read books from different genres and produce PowerPoint book reports. They identify the theme, main idea, author's purpose, identify uses of devices, and write a summary of the story. This resource...
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Using a Newspaper

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study different types of text found in a newspapers. They examine examples of specific items found in a newspaper and read charts and graphs found in newspapers. They read a variety of texts and choose to read newspapers...
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Exploring Different Types of Written Text

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this text analysis instructional activity, students examine different types of texts and identify each one by matching them from a list. Students determine what each text communicates and for whom.
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Pourquoi Tales

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Familiarize your literary scholars with the Pourquoi genre as they prepare to write their own tale. Although there isn't much detail here, you can easily tweak and embellish ideas to make them work in your classroom. Learners fold paper...
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An Introduction to Nonfiction

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Examine the elements of nonfiction writings in this lesson. Learners list common features of nonfiction and compare nonfiction and fiction books on the same topic. Create a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the two genres.
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What is Non-Fiction?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Predict the contents of a non-fiction book on butterflies. Learners listen to non-fiction books on butterflies and define non-fiction.  Then, compare a fiction and non-fiction book about caterpillars. Use this for reading and science!
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What is a Biography?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Investigate biographies with your class. Compare autobiographies and biographies of Martin Luther King, Jr. as an example. Learners explore the factual components that make up a biography and locate several biographies of notable...
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Asian America: Heritage Experience

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners of all ages read and discuss books about Asian America. In this Asian-America lesson plan, different books for every age group are listed and various teaching strategies are suggested. Great tips cover virtually every grade level!
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Non-Fiction Texts

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine different types of non-fiction texts. For this non fiction lesson, 3rd graders use different types of texts to gather information. Students work in groups to analyze the texts for author's purpose, common themes,...
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Bronte and Rhys' Portrayal of Bertha

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students, while reading and discussing the two texts by Charlotte Bronte and Jean Rhys, compare/contrast the two main characters and juxtapose them as the same character told from two different points of view. They gain insight of how to...
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Chain Reactions

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners explore the genre of a narrative and discover how to select important information from a text. For this chain reactions cause and effect lesson, students identify cause and effect relationships in a narrative text. Learners then...
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Words by Heart: Question Answer Relationship

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Even though readers investigate matters of the heart, this activity promotes the inner workings of learners' brains. The fifth lesson of six has the teacher first model the strategy to the class before having small groups practice. To...
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Mr.Bubble's News

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders use a double bubble thinking map to compare newspapers and magazines. They browse through magazines and newspapers to identify characteristics of each type of text and find 5 features for each type of text. They share...

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