These twenty-three mini lessons will support you as you teach students to gain mastery of Informational Text standards and close reading of nonfiction.
You will be able to increase text complexity and student independence by using the mini lesson activities repeatedly throughout the school year with any nonfiction text.
This can easily be used as a cross-curricular activity.
This resource includes:
♥ 23 Mini Lessons
♥ 20 standards posters written in student-friendly language
♥ three nonfiction texts that you can use right away to start teaching these skills!
♥ two versions of the entire product -- one with beautiful watercolor borders and the other with cute black & white borders
♥ Answer Key using the nonfictions texts in the zip file. This will give you an idea of how to use the mini lessons with other texts. You may wish to choose your own nonfiction texts.
Each mini lesson includes:
* a manageable portion of the RI standards
* easy-to-follow explanation of the standard
* A “Demonstrate your Understanding” that directs the student’s task for the day
* Students can cut off the bottom portion of the page to use as an exit card or assessment
* The top portion of each mini lesson can be glued into a notebook or put into a binder to create a reading resource
* a “Reflection Question” focuses on higher order thinking skills and helps summarize the mini lesson
The 23 mini lessons address:
1. main idea & textual evidence
4. analysis of structure
5. main idea of a paragraph & supporting ideas
6. clarifying vocabulary
7. figurative language
9. extra practice with connotation
10. technical vocabulary
11. sentence analysis
12. extra practice with sentence analysis
13. paragraph contribution to the whole text
14. chapter analysis
15. author's point of view and purpose
16. support for analysis of author's point of view
17. text features
18. synthesizing information in new ways
19. synthesizing information from various sources
20. construction of an argument
21. evaluate reasoning & validity of an argument
22. compare/contrast texts
23. self assessment on reading a variety of texts
* differentiate lessons
* craft literature circle lessons
* create GATE activities
* create small groups, reteach skills, or move students on to more complex texts
* decrease scaffolding and increase independence
* provide additiona support by repeating the lessons as often as needed to achieve student independence and increased text complexity
* assess mastery. Collect exit cards that can be used for formative or summative assessments
* build background knowledge using nonfiction texts your students are interested in
Use this resource again and again with your favorite nonfiction texts!
Please view the preview to see what this product includes. You will receive three nonfiction texts in this resource, but the mini lessons can be used with your favorite nonfiction texts!
The zip file contains four files.
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Mini Lessons for Teaching Reading Informational Texts and Literature
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