This mini-lesson launches great discussions and learning about nonfiction texts: what might be found on the front cover, the table of contents, why a nonfiction text can be read "out of order," and more!
Complete with a teacher's page PDF, a "Finding Answers" reproducible, and a launch-and-learn Notebook file, this mini-lesson helps to achieve the following learning objectives:
• To recignize the main elements that shape different texts.
• To convey information in simple non-narrative forms.
• To compose and write simple sentences independently to communicate meaning.
This mini-lesson meets the following Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts:RI.K.1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.RI.K.2: With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.RI.K.5: Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.RI.K.10: Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.RI.1.1: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.RI.1.2: Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.RI.1.5: Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts and information in a text.