: A Closer Look at Nonfiction is a unit of study written to closely at the informational text standard such as asking and answering questions in text, author's purpose, text features, images for increased meaning, supporting evidence, and comparing and contrasting text on the same topic. This unit will take about 4 weeks to complete. It may take longer if you choose to spend more time on specific standards, or if you are integrating science or social studies.
This unit focuses on the following standards:
RI.2.1: Asking and Answering Questions
RI.2.6: Author’s Purpose
RI.2.5: Text Features
RI.2.7: Illustrations Adding Meaning to the Text
RI.2.2: Main Idea
RI.2.8: Supporting Evidence
RI.2.9: Analyzing Two Different Texts on the Same Topic
There are several graphic organizers that increase in complexity. You are the best judge of the ability of your students. The variety is available for offering you a choice. It is not meant to all be used at the same time. The time frame is also a suggestion. Be sure to go at whatever pace makes sense for you and your students.
I hope you enjoy this look at informational text. Please be sure to let me know what you think!
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