This document includes the following four lessons and self-assessments about teaching students how to effectively use the table to contents, titles and subtitles, and the glossary:
- 1 generic lesson plan for teaching intermediate readers effective nonfiction research and reading skills that can be used with any nonfiction book that has a table of contents, titles and subtitles, and a glossary
- 1 lesson plan using the generic lesson plan mentioned above, but narrowed to teach only table of content and title/subtitle information
- 1 lesson plan using the generic lesson plan mentioned above, but narrowed to teach about the glossary only
- 1 specific lesson plan example using the book Watch Me Grow: Elephant by Lisa Magloff, one book in a series of books on lifecycles
- 1 reflective self-assessment tool for the student
- 1 web diagram worksheet for animal lifecycles which goes along with the specific lesson plan
Depending on the ability level and prior experience using a table of contents, titles/subtitles, and glossary for research and reading purposes, I may teach this as one lesson (as written using the generic lesson plan) or break it into two lessons (as noted in the second and third lesson plans in this document). I want to provide other teachers with options about how to best teach these nonfiction reading and research skills depending on the needs of their students. This is why I have included multiple versions of this lesson plan in a single document.