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After purchasing the printed materials from the publisher, this supplement helps the planning and implementation of this unit. This cannot be effectively used without first purchasing the printed materials from the publisher.
Becoming Experts: Reading Nonfiction - 26 sessions - This resource was created in Google Slides.
NOTE: This unit follows the Art of Information Reading unit written by Lucy Calkins and the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP).
NOTE: While this unit is “ready to teach”, it cannot be taught without first purchasing the unit and utilizing its extensive notes, essays, and digital resources. It is meant to be a supplement to - not a replacement for - Lucy’s unit. In developing this unit for my classroom, I wanted something that I could use that would give a visual representation of Lucy’s lessons, be easy enough that a sub could teach it, and give my hearing-impaired and visual learners a way to learn.
NOTE: The preview file and thumbnails only represent a few of the slides from one of the sessions. Each session has the full range of slides. These are only meant to show you the quality of the product you will purchase.
This is the COMPLETE bundle of all the Google Slide presentations - from Lesson 1 through Lesson 18 and the included Read Aloud and Shared Reading Slides (see below).
Lesson 01: Nonfiction Readers Notice and Learn
Lesson 02: Nonfiction Readers Notice, Learn and Question
Lesson 03: Nonfiction Readers Ask, "What Is This Book Teaching Me?"
Lesson 04: Nonfiction Readers Ask, "How Does This Book Go?"
Lesson 05: Celebrate the Gift of Learning Something New
Lesson 06: Anticipating and Using the Lingo of a Nonfiction Topic
Lesson 07: Using Text Features to Notice and Understand Keywords
Lesson 08: Using Context to Build Knowledge of Unknown Words
Lesson 09: Solving Words Takes Strategic and Flexible Thinking
Lesson 10: Rereading Like Experts
Lesson 11: Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk! Using Lingo to Teach Others
Lesson 12: Growing Knowledge across Books!
Lesson 13: Nonfiction Readers Add Information across Books
Lesson 14: Thinking and Rethinking about How Information Is Connected across Books
Lesson 15: Finding, Thinking, and Talking about What is the Same and What Is Different
Lesson 16: Readers Retell Topics, Not Books
Lesson 17: Getting Ready for the Celebration
Lesson 18: Celebration
Read Aloud: Session 1
Read Aloud: Session 2
Read Aloud: Session 3
Shared Reading: Day 1
Shared Reading: Day 2
Shared Reading: Day 3
Shared Reading: Day 4
Shared Reading: Day 5
The lessons follow the Workshop structure of Connection, Teaching Point, Teaching, Active Engagement, Link,Mid-Workshop Teaching and Share. Each of these sections has a different background color and are identified on most slides in the upper right portion of the slide.
Because many of the components are visual and the verbiage is written on the screen, this is ideal for classrooms with hearing impaired or deaf students. Interpreters will be grateful because they can point to the words and get a break from signing.
NOTE: The preview and thumbnails are just a FEW slides from one session of this unit, but all the files follow the same format with Connection, Teaching, Active Engagement, Link, Mid Workshop Teaching Point, and Share.
Comments and questions are always appreciated.