Read each purpose separately and ask students to raise their hand when they hear the author's purpose they believe the ocean text was created for. Do you need extra help for EL students? Summaries are meant to be shorter than the actual article or book, so they only give the most important information.
Intermediate: Encourage students to summarize the text aloud to their partner after reading each paragraph. Try the Learning About Text Features pre-lesson. Record tallies to represent each student's choice and compare the findings from before and after reading the text. Ask students to use the Finding the Purpose worksheet to record their answers. Define main idea in student-friendly language by explaining that the main idea is what the author wants the reader to learn about.
Explain to students that authors often include vocabulary words that help support the main idea of the text. Explain to students that some nonfiction books or texts are written to teach us about a topic, some are written to persuade, or convince, the reader to believe what the author believes, and some are just written to entertain, or engage, the reader! When I write more about each of these ideas, I may include specific details or examples. What the article is specifically about.
Intermediate: Allow students to work with partners. Recall some supporting ideas you included in your research essay. Enrichment: Allow students who finish early to pick out a nonfiction text at their reading level and determine the author's purpose, including finding important vocabulary words that help them understand the main idea of the text. These are two very different things, but when you put them together and bake it, voila! Guided Practice 20 minutes Project The Ocean worksheet on the board and pass out copies to each student.
Bring the students' attention to the bottom of the page and read the sentence frames aloud. Recall some supporting ideas you included in your research essay. Beginning: Define nonfiction in student's home language L1. Beginning: Allow students to continue working in a small teacher-led group to define words. Explain that now that students have read the text, you want to see why they think the author wrote the text.
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Pre-select two simplified words for the students to define in English and L1.
Assessment 15 minutes Read the question at the bottom of the worksheet, and ask students to bring their attention back to the information about the author's purpose written on the board.
Intermediate: Allow students to work with a partner to finish the bottom of their worksheet. Guided Practice 20 minutes Project The Ocean worksheet on the board and pass out copies to each student. The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners. Allow a few students to share out when they are finished and collect their worksheets. This cake looks nothing like the eggs nor the mix. Then, pick out the most important facts or points.
Explain to students that nonfiction books, or texts, are about real life and authors write them for different reasons. Define main idea in student-friendly language by explaining that the main idea is what the author wants the reader to learn about. Model filling in the first sentence frame by inserting the word "percent. Pre-select two simplified words for the students to define in English and L1. Intermediate: Encourage students to summarize the text aloud to their partner after reading each paragraph.
Ask students to predict what the author's purpose will be for writing a text about oceans. Do you need extra help for EL students?