English Language Arts Kindergarten
Reading: Informational Text Standard 10
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Qualitative Elements of Text Complexity Rubric for Informational Texts
This text complexity rubric provides descriptors of a continua of increasing complexity for informational texts.
Animal Study: from Fiction to Facts
This lesson describes how to use selected fiction and nonfiction literature and careful questioning techniques to help students identify factual information about animals. Children first identify possible factual information from works of fiction which are read aloud, then they listen to read-alouds of nonfiction texts to identify and confirm factual information. This information is then recorded on charts and graphic organizers. Finally, students use the Internet to gather additional information about the animal and then share their findings with the class. The lesson can be used as presented to find information about ants or can be easily adapted to focus on any animal of interest to students. Resources are included for ants, black bears, fish, frogs and toads, penguins, and polar bears.
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