Terrific Text Features and Rocking References – Model Curriculum Framework

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UNIT OVERVIEW

In this unit students will understand what text features are and how they aid in comprehension of nonfiction text, the difference in primary and secondary sources, and how to determine credible sources.  Because students spend most of their time reading nonfiction in science and social studies, it is beneficial to complete this unit towards the beginning of the school year.  Throughout the year students can continue to talk about these concepts with the readings they use in all subjects.

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

How do text features contribute to your understanding of nonfiction?

LEARNER OBJECTIVES

  • Students will be able to identify text features.

  • Students will be able to explain why authors include text features in nonfiction.

Activities At-A-Glance

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Text Mapping Text Feature Notes GIST (Summarizing) Magazine Analysis Reference Books

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Day 9-10

GIST (Summarizing) Credible Sources Online Encyclopedia Primary and Secondary Sources Create-A-Plant/Animal Task
Bundled Standards

Reading

Writing

6.1.R.3

Students will engage in collaborative discussions about appropriate topics and texts, expressing their own ideas clearly while building on the ideas of others in pairs, diverse groups, and whole class settings

6.1.W.2

Students will work effectively and respectfully within diverse groups, share responsibility for collaborative work, and value individual contributions made by each group membe

6.2.R.1

Students will create an objective summary, including main idea and supporting details, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of event

6.6.W.3

Students will organize information found during research, following a citation style (e.g., MLA, APA, etc.) with guidance and support

6.2.R.2

Students will analyze details in literary and nonfiction/informational texts to distinguish genres

6.6.R.2

Students will record and organize information from various primary and secondary sources (e.g., print and digital)

6.6.R.3

Students will determine the relevance, reliability, and validity of the information gathered

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