Nonfiction Unit in the Content Area of Science {Life Cycles}


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Nonfiction unit focusing on informational text standards is print and digital which makes it perfect for distance learning, hybrid learning, or face-to-face learning. This standards-based unit focuses on the life cycles of plants, animals, and the human body integrated into the Reading Workshop.

Your students will focus on asking and answering questions in nonfiction text, the main idea, making connections between a series of science concepts, vocabulary, text features, author's purpose, evidence to support the author's point, and comparing and contrasting nonfiction text.

Standards and skills focused on in this unit:

Reading and Discussion Tasks including:

RI.1 Asking Questions (text-based)

RI. 2 Main Idea

RI. 3 Connections between series of science concepts

RI. 4 Vocabulary

RI. 5 Text Features

RI. 6 Author's Purpose

RI.7. Images Supporting Text

RI.8 Evidence to support Author's Purpose

RI.9 Comparing and Contrasting Nonfiction Text






Working through informational text strategies

Text Features

Vocabulary Work

Writing Tasks:

Writing about reading (answering text-based questions and retelling)

National Geographic Science is referred to in this unit and a list of resources is provided, yet any books on life cycles and the body will work with this unit.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.
Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
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132 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 months
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