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All About Living Things - Lesson 2

Grade Level Grades K-2
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards


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This is a first grade ELA Unit, Lesson 2 out of 12. All About Living Things: Learning to Navigate and Create Informational Texts - What Do Great Readers Do? Asking and answering questions about key details in a text is the central standard for this lesson. The lesson uses a gradual release of responsibility from teacher think aloud, to shared question-asking and answering, to independent use of a question asking strategy, to help student ask and answer key detail questions. Aligned to CCSS: RI.K.1 , RI.K.5 , RI.1.1 , RI.1.5 , RI.1.7 , R.1.10 , R.1 , RL.1.5 , W.1 , W.1.7




Lesson Plan
February 13, 2020
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February 13, 2020
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With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).


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