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Elementary Library Media (K-5)
Strand 6 Standard 2
1 class periods of 30 minutes each
Thinking & Reasoning
This lesson will help students identify text structures in various informational sources. They will learn that text structures are Cool Tools to help them find information in both print and online sources.
Basic understanding of text features and familiarity with Utah's Online Library. Familiarity with technology tools, projector, document camera, etc.
Students should have some basic understanding of text features and non-fiction text.
Students will be able to identify different text structures and be able to explain when to use them to find information.
Students will be able to compare different types of information sources and use the text structures in each of them.
Have students work in pairs and help each other identify text structures in various texts. Reteach if needed.
Give students the pre-test at the beginning and then revisit the questions as a group at the end. Informally assess that students are able to identify text structures.