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This Persuasive Nonfiction Genre BUNDLE for Grades 3-4 includes 9 read alouds, 15 mini lessons, 15 reading prompts and guided practice activities. The lessons are designed around a reading workshop framework and use genre to organize the reading curriculum.
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Each lesson includes a short script, sample anchor chart, reading prompt and common-core standards. The lessons help students develop a deep understanding of persuasive texts.
15 Sample Anchor Charts
Each lesson is accompanied by a sample anchor chart. Use this to provide students with more information, and to apply knowledge learned in the mini lesson to your shared readings. (The anchor charts are not full size, I use these to give me ideas for making my own anchor charts on chart paper).
Independent Reading Focus
This is a short prompt that asks students to apply what they have learned during the mini lesson to their own independent reading. Students record their response on their reading bookmark (included) and then share with the class after independent reading time. A powerpoint is included (in both .ppt and .ppx formats) which you can use to display the daily focus onto a smart board or other projector.
The guided practice sheets provides information from the lesson, then asks students to apply the information to their own reading. Perfect for independent reading, guided reading and interactive notebooks. Guided practice covers:
Quick Guide to Genre Study
This product includes a quick guide to genre study. The guide explains how genre can be used to logically frame your reading curriculum over the course of a year. For a more in-depth look at genre study, check out this extensive guide.
Each read aloud sheet contains more information than can be covered in a single shared reading. Simply find the book in the library, then highlight your instructional goals and the corresponding discussion questions--it's that easy! View the preview (above) to see a list of individual book titles.
Each read aloud sheet contains the following:
★★★Read Alouds correspond to EXISTING PICTURE BOOKS that you can find in your school library★★★
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Genre Study Series:
Each unit builds on material introduced in previous units.
Realistic Fiction Genre Unit (grades 3-4)
Realistic Fiction Genre Unit (grades 5-6)
Historical Fiction Genre Unit (grades 3-4)
Historical Fiction Genre Unit (grades 5-6)
Biography, Autobiography, & Memoir Unit (grades 3-4)
Biography, Autobiography, & Memoir Unit (grades 5-6)
Expository Nonfiction Unit (grades 3-4)
Expository Nonfiction Unit (grades 5-6)
Procedural Texts (grades 3-6)
Persuasive Texts (grades 3-4)
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