Book 18: Identify Elements of Nonfiction (Newitt Nonfiction Series)

Book 18: Identify Elements of Nonfiction (Newitt Nonfiction Series)
Book 18: Identify Elements of Nonfiction (Newitt Nonfiction Series)
Book 18: Identify Elements of Nonfiction (Newitt Nonfiction Series)
Book 18: Identify Elements of Nonfiction (Newitt Nonfiction Series)
Book 18: Identify Elements of Nonfiction (Newitt Nonfiction Series)
Book 18: Identify Elements of Nonfiction (Newitt Nonfiction Series)
Book 18: Identify Elements of Nonfiction (Newitt Nonfiction Series)
Book 18: Identify Elements of Nonfiction (Newitt Nonfiction Series)
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This book contains 8 lessons of 24 pages illustrated in color. The lessons build skills in reading and discussing nonfiction texts.

Lessons 1–4 focus on identifying the topic and details of nonfiction texts. In each lesson, the child will
• preview vocabulary and categories,
• identify a nonfiction text,
• make and confirm predictions about the text,
• read the text and answer questions about key details,
• make inferences about the text,
• retell facts and provide evidence from the text,
• connect the text to personal experience,
• identify and discuss the topic, and
• discuss and locate details in the text.

Lesson 5 shows how to follow directions to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. In this lesson, the child will
• preview vocabulary and categories,
• identify a nonfiction text,
• make and confirm predictions about the text,
• read the text and answer questions about key details, and
• discuss and identify commands and order words.

Lessons 6–8 build skills in identifying and discussing signs and media. In each lesson, the child will
• preview vocabulary and categories,
• identify a nonfiction text,
• make and confirm predictions about the text,
• read the text and answer questions about key details, and
• discuss and identify signs (Lessons 6 and 7), or
• discuss and identify kinds of media (Lesson 8).

Topics and Key vocabulary:
Lesson 1 "Bees Can Fly": animals, bees, things, wings, flowers, beehive, food, honey, fly, buzz
Lesson 2 "Trees Can Change": seasons, spring, summer, fall, winter, things, trees, leaf, leaves
Lesson 3 "The Cowboy Rides a Horse": person, cowboy, animal, horse, things, rope, hat, hay, boots, rides, feeds, throws
Lesson 4 "Chopsticks": things, chopsticks, bowl, dish, food, fish, rice, noodles, place, China, people, Pam, Ken, eats

Lesson 5
"How to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich": food, peanut butter, jelly, bread, sandwich, thing, knife, cut, clean, eat
Lesson 6 "Signs": signs, stop sign, crosswalk sign, exit sign, bathroom signs, read, stop, cross
Lesson 7 "Things You Read": things, book, poster, magazine, newspaper, place, library, reads
Lesson 8 "Watch, Read, and Listen": things, television, movie, radio, computer, watches, reads, listens

This lesson pack is Book 18 of the Newitt Beginning Reading and Writing Program. The program provides a fundamental yet integrated approach to reading, writing, listening, and speaking the English language. The standards-based series of 24 books guides novice learners through a full year curriculum. Each lesson discovers, connects, and practices the basics of English.

A key feature of the program is that it uses linear incremental steps and repeated practices linked to higher level thinking skills. This approach gives the learner a solid foundation of reading and writing experiences. In the process, the learner gains routine study habits, motivation to learn, confidence, and mastery.

Please print the lesson double-sided and then cut in half, so that each page is 5 1/2” by 8 1/2”. Each lesson has 24 sides.

Please click here for more program books.

This lesson is available also in Spanish! For the Spanish version, please click here!

The activities are aligned to the following standards:

Common Core: ELA Kindergarten
RI.1.1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RI.1.2: With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
RI.2.5: Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
RI.3.8: With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
SL.1.1b: Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.
L.1.1d: Understand and use question words.
L.3.5a: Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
Also: RF.4.4, RI.1.3, RI.3.7, RI.4.10, L.1.1b, L.3.6

Texas Education Knowledge and Skills: ELA Kindergarten
4.A: Predict what might happen next in text based on the cover, title, and illustrations.
4.B: Ask and respond to questions about texts read aloud.
5.A: Identify and use words that name actions, directions, positions, sequences, and locations.
5.C: Identify and sort pictures of objects into conceptual categories (e.g., colors, shapes, textures).
10.A: Identify the topic and details in expository text heard or read, referring to the words and/or illustrations.
10.B: Retell important facts in a text, heard or read.
10.C: Discuss the ways authors group information in text.
10.D: Use titles and illustrations to make predictions about text.
11.A: Follow pictorial directions (e.g., recipes, science experiments).
11.B: Identify the meaning of specific signs (e.g., traffic signs, warning signs).
12.A: Identify different forms of media (e.g., advertisements, newspapers, radio programs).
Also: 1.A, 22

“The Newitt Beginning Reading and Writing Program will ensure success for every scholar that embarks on a path to learn the English language.”
Dr. Patricia A. McNames, former teacher, middle school guidance counselor, elementary principal, and associate professor.
Total Pages
216 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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