Non-fiction. Language Arts teachers everywhere tend to dread the day when they announce to the class that non-fiction will be the new unit. The kids groan, used to the boredom that it entails.
However, with the HUGE emphasis that the Common Core places on informational text, skipping it or skimming through it would be an injustice to both you and the students.
This PowerPoint was something I created with two goals in mind: Cover 2 Common Core standards AND add interest and "fun" to a non-fiction lesson.
This PowerPoint directly addresses RI 6.3 by showing examples of and explaining what anecdotes, examples and analogies are. After giving students a chance to practice what they learn, it moves to RI 6.6, explaining how looking at the techniques the author uses (such as those learned in the first part) can help show the author's purpose.
*This PowerPoint is based on prior knowledge of Text Structures and Text Features*
This 15-slide PowerPoint includes:
-definitions of "example," "anecdote," "analogy," "point of view," "author's purpose" as they each relate to informational text
-two built in practice slides so students can actively apply what they learned
-fun gifs and pictures and relatable examples to keep students engaged
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