Falling Leaves is a non-fiction lesson that explains why leaves change colors in the fall. It contains an informational text passage, “Right There” comprehension questions, and a class project.
“Right There” questions is a test taking strategy. Students practice locating answers in a passage by looking for key words. This lesson contains a short practice to introduce students to the strategy. It also contains 5 “Right There” questions for students to answer based on the informational passage.
The class project does require some prep – you will need to create a tree out of brown paper to use as a display.
1.RIT.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
2. RIT. 1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
3.RIT.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
**PLEASE NOTE: The text in this lesson will be difficult for early readers to do independently. They will need to do it as a whole/small group guided reading.
Table of Contents
Pages 3-8 Vocabulary word cards
Pages 9-10 Informational passage, “Why Do Leaves Change Colors?” with color accents.
Page 11 Informational passage, “Why Do Leaves Change Colors?” B&W printable copy
Page 12 “Right There” test taking strategy lesson and practice
Page 13 “Right There” test taking strategy lesson and practice (Answer Key)
Page 14 “Right There” questions based on informational passage
Page 15-16 “Right There” questions based on informational passage (Answer Key)
Pages 17-19 Directions and patterns for class project
Page 20 Product Page
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