This complete unit teaches students all about nonfiction texts with an interesting topic: penguins!
-Nonfiction Introduction: Students will watch video of both fictional and nonfictional representations of penguins, then complete a Double Bubble map to compare/contrast fiction vs. nonfiction.
-Text Features: posters + a text feature sort! Students will match the name of the text feature to the definition and a picture. This can be used in a center all year long!
-Close Reading Strategies: Includes a close read check list book mark, a 2 page passage about penguins with several text features, and text dependent questions where students will use evidence from the text to answer questions.
-Main Idea & Key Detail: Students will use graphic organizer to find the main idea and key/supporting details for each section. This will prepare them for summarizing!
-Summarizing: Students will use graphic organizer to summarize the article by finding the main idea and key details of each section. After complete the graphic organizer, students will write a summary. Differentiated to include a paragraph or essay version!
-Informative Writing: Students will be guided through the structure of informative writing using a graphic organizer, then complete a paragraph or essay on penguins. This can be based on their own research, or using the passage included in this unit!
This is a big time saver! Hope you enjoy!