LESSON PLANYour name: Caitlin Bergan Cooperating teacher-librarian: Kathy BennettDate: December 6 – December 10 School & City: Lincoln Trail, MahometLesson Title: Text Features 2Grade level: 4th grade Length of lesson: 30 minPurpose: (“why” of the lesson; where and how does it fit in the curriculum?)We looked at a number of text features last week that help make reading nonfictioneasier. This week, we’ll look at a variety of different books and try to find thesefeatures and see some more.Learning Outcome(s): (what will students be able to do/know by the end of thelesson?)Students will… • Identify text features in non-fictionIllinois Learning Standard(s) Addressed:1.B.2a Establish purposes for reading; survey materials; ask questions; make predictions;connect, clarify and extend ideas1.C.2c Compare and contrast the content and organization of selections1.C.2f Connect information presented in tables, maps and charts to printed or electronictext1.C.3f Interpret tables that display textual information and data in visual formats17.A.2b Use maps and other geographic representations and instruments to gatherinformation about people, places and environmentsStandards for 21st Century Learner Addressed:1.1.2 Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning.1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g., textual, visual,media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning.Materials:Needed by you: Needed by students:A variety of nonfiction titles PencilsScavenger hunt sheetInstructional procedures:Focusing event: (how will you get the students’ attention?)Hello class – Last week we browsed through the culture grams. This week we will go on ascavenger hunt through different books looking for text features. Write the page numberfor an example of each feature you find. Not all books will have all features.A bunch of different books are at your table, pick oneI’ll give you 7 minutes to look through your book and find examplesInput from you: (what are you teaching & how are you delivering the content?)Did anyone find the features from last week (headings, maps, pictures, captions, italicor bold words, sidebar/boxes, timeline, graph)?
Did anyone find new tools that were not in the culture grams (table of contents, index,bulleted or enumerated list, glossaries, bibliography, diagram, tables)What kind of information is found in a table of contents? How is that like the index?How are they different?What kind of information is in the glossary?What kind of information works well in lists?What kind of information is in a bibliography?What kinds of diagrams did you find?How do you read tables?Guided practice: (application of knowledge by students)I’ll give you 3 more minutes to try to find any more that you didn’t know about in yourbookClosure (how will you end the lesson?)Text features will make reading nonfiction much easier – in books, but also magazines,encyclopedias, online, and moreWhat’s next? (another related lesson, review, end of unit?)End of unit
Feature Is this feature in your text? Page numberTable of ContentsIndexHeadingsMapsPicturesCaptionsBold wordsSidebar / TextboxTimelineGraphBulleted ListGlossaryBibliographyTablesDiagramFeature Is this feature in your text? Page numberTable of ContentsIndexHeadingsMapsPicturesCaptionsBold wordsSidebar / TextboxTimelineGraphBulleted ListGlossaryBibliographyTablesDiagram