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Increase your students' understanding of Johnny Appleseed with these 3 Close Reading passages of Informational texts. The informational texts that are included have Lexile Levels of 530L, 870L, and 1070L.
***The information in the text discusses the life of John Chapman: who he is, what he did, and why he's famous.
There are 27 informational graphic organizers included- there is a lot of variety in the graphic organizers; and they are grade level and core standard specific. You can choose which ones you use, depending on what core standards you are focusing on, or focus on all of the standards throughout the study of the topic. The graphic organizers help you teach the following Core Standards for 3rd-6th grades:
RI.1: Ask and Answer Questions; Key Details; Drawing Inferences
RI.2: Main Topic and Key Details; Summarizing the text
RI.3: Connecting two details in a text
RI.4: Clarify the meaning of unknown words and phrases;
RI.5: Text Features, Cause and Effect
RI.6: Main purpose of the text and illustrations; Point of View; Analyzing Text
RI.7: Explaining illustrations and how it contributes to the topic
RI.8: Supporting points the author makes
RI.9: Compare and contrast two texts on the same topic
RI.10: Read and comprehend grade level texts.
Writing prompts are also included for all 3 genres:
W.1: Writing Opinion Pieces
W.2: Writing Informational Pieces
W.3: Writing Narratives
This lesson plan pairs well with:
Apples 3rd-6th Close Reading Text Passages/Graphic Organizers
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