What our Description Nonfiction Text Structures lesson plan includes
Lesson Objectives and Overview: Description Nonfiction Text Structures teaches students how to identify this text structure and use it correctly. Students will read and write examples of the description structure. They will also list keywords that help them know that this is the text structure they are reading. They will also be able to determine the purpose for using it.
There is one page of content in this lesson. Students will primarily learn by doing in this lesson. Use this page according to the instructions that the classroom procedure page outlines.
SEMANTIC WEB ACTIVITY
Students will work with a partner on the activity. The worksheet displays a short passage about the leatherback turtle. Students will read the passage and highlight keywords that signal to them that it is descriptive. At the end of the passage, they will complete a semantic web to list the pieces of information that they learned about the topic. After they complete the web, they can use the two lines at the bottom of the page to write a summary statement about what they learned.
DESCRIPTION NONFICTION TEXT STRUCTURE PRACTICE WORKSHEET
The practice worksheet requires students to read a passage about the saguaro cactus. Similar to the activity worksheet, students must highlight keywords that signal description and facts about one main topic. After they finish reading, they will complete the list below the passage. They must write keywords from the passage that relate to appearance, habitat, and role in the desert. At the end, they will write a summary statement describing what they learned.
SHORT ESSAY HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT
For the homework assignment, students must choose an animal, famous person, or historical figure to write about using the description text structure. They will trade papers with another student and each each others’ papers. Then they will completed a bulleted list organizing facts from the other person’s paper into categories.
REVIEW AND ANALYZE QUIZ
On the quiz, students must first answer a few questions. Then they will read a passage about hummingbirds. Finally, they will answer three more questions related to the text.