Read and model answering questions using text evidence with the original text How Do Apples Grow? in conjunction with the included interactive notebook designed to reinforce
R.I 1 and R.I.10. The text includes a cover, title page, page numbers, text, captions, photographs, and a back cover so you can begin teaching or reinforce these text features with your students for R.I.5 and 6 as you explicitly teach answering questions with text evidence.
The interactive notebook is designed to complement the How Do Apples Grow? nonfiction text that precedes it in this file. You could project the text and read it whole group, or you could print it as well. I usually do both, as I like to have my students interact with a book-size text, but I also like to teach the text features individually, so projecting individual pages works best for that lesson. We discuss and circle the text features as we find them in the projected PDF.
This unit is meant to be an introduction for kindergarteners or first graders to the R.I 1 standard of answering questions about key details in nonfiction texts. Kinders and beginning first graders need explicit instruction on how to use text evidence to answer questions (And how to navigate nonfiction texts!) before they can move on to asking questions about key details in a text, so that is the skill this Interactive Notebook targets. The nonfiction text features targeted include: words, captions, photographs and page numbers.
I have included two versions of the Notebook. One is whole group modeling size, designed to be glued onto chart paper and used to walk students through the process of using an interactive notebook to answer questions about key details in nonfiction texts. The questions were designed so kinders or firsties could draw pictures as their answers and label them if they are ready for that writing skill. The other version is individual student notebook size, meant for your students to glue into their composition or spiral bound notebooks and do more independently. Choose the one that works best for your kiddo’s independence level, or model with the whole group version and then have students practice on their own as well with the individual version.
Also included are Apple Vocabulary cards to post in your classroom during the apples unit of study so your students can label the answers to their interactive notebook questions.
Coming Soon: A nonfiction ask AND answer questions unit on Farm Animals with an interactive notebook and a nonfiction Main Idea and Details unit on Pumpkins with an interactive notebook too!