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Informational Nonfiction Text Features Lesson for Definitions and Analysis

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Newly updated bundle with PDF and PPT file, graphic organizer, quiz, and common core standards! This is a MEGA teaching pack for teaching informational text features!

The object of this lesson is for students (primarily middle and high school) to learn how to spot the text features and use them to better their understanding of the text. So it is requires not only low level Bloom's, but also analysis of the text feature that students at the middle and high school level should be doing.

This lesson is a bundle that includes:
-formal lesson plan with common core standards
-definitions with optional handout for notes
-examples from real publications for explanation and example
-opportunity for practice with guided practice suggestions
-independent practice with suggestions
-suggestions for a review games (one is included here FREE)
-simple matching terms definition quiz
- three informational text based constructed responses
-ticket out closure questions/suggestions
-suggestions for extensions

This would be a great lecture to begin instruction on text features, one of the most prominent elements in the common core. Build those basic skills or review in middle and high school levels. Or you could use bits and pieces that you need for your kids! It is a very interactive lesson, and the additional handouts and activities are linked in the flipchart. Some are even FREE!



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Key words: text features, info text structure, informational text lessons, informational text examples, nonfiction, quiz, test, assessment, definitions, examples
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Such a great resource for my Informational Text unit!
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Unfortunately, I think there has been a misunderstanding on the standards reported on the first slide of the flipchart. It specifically lists the TN state standards that go with this lesson because that's where I teach. I'll take just moment to describe what the numbers mean. One standard listed is "3.6.1 for main idea." The 3 in TN is junior level. The 6 is the strand, and the 1 is the specific SPI. Therefore, the lesson was designed for my class of juniors. It is also covers building block skills for common core in information texts, which range across all grade levels. Incorporating info texts is one of the main shifts in CCS. That is why I have it listed for middle to high school grades. It is an in depth lesson that breaks down info texts, provides real-life examples, offers extension activities (that I offer FREE in my store) and challenges students to analyze them as well. It is a download and go lesson. All you need are some info texts that suit your grade level to go with it.

I truly to hope this misunderstanding in TN's labeling system of standards doesn't prevent future considerations of this frequently downloaded and highly rated product.
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On  March 17, 2013Cynthia Campbell (TpT Seller) asked:
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This looks like a great resource, but I am having trouble downloading the flip chart file. When I use Adobe Acrobat, the message I get says it is damaged or not supported. I tried other options (Internet Explorer and Notepad), but no luck. Any ideas? I am doing this at home, but I do have Smartboard software at school. Will that solve the issue?

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Thanks for shopping my store! The files are zipped so be sure to extract. But I can send you a PDF file of it to your email and you can see if it opens that way. It was originally built in Activ inspire which is Promethean, not Smart. So I'm not sure if Smart software will input Activ or not. Send me your email and we will see what we can do.
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when I downloaded this I thought it was going to be the cute font and features as in the picture. I do not have the flip chart, but the pdf looks nothing like it. is there a way that I can download flip chart on my pc or ipad. What can i do. Thanks!
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On  February 7, 2013Julie Faulkner answered:
You are right and I am so sorry! Thank you for checking with me before leaving feedback. I realize now that when I created the PDF from the chart that I had the color button to grayscale and only the first page is showing. I am going to rebuild the PDF so that it is in color and includes all the pages with notes. However the fonts used in the cover are just for cover purposes only. I use more plain fonts on the actual slides to make it easier for the kids to read. I am going to upload a new file for the site that you can download and I can email you a copy too if you want to message me with your email address. The program it was originally made in is called activ inspire to use with Promethean boards. But I am going to fix the pdf right because I want to make sure you have something that you feel good about and can use.
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