EL Support Lesson
Early Literacy Concepts: Parts of a Book
Students will be able to identify the parts of a fiction text.
Students will be able to identify elements of a fiction text with grade-level words using visual and written supports.
- Display the cover of an engaging new read aloud text.
- Ask students to look carefully at the cover and share what they see using the sentence starter, "I see__."
- Tell students that the cover of a book helps us to learn about the story. Read the title aloud and connect the title to the cover by identifying how they go together.
Building academic language
- Introduce the lesson focus by saying, "Today we will be learning about the different parts of a book and what makes them important to us as the reader."
- Display the Vocabulary Cards and provide student-friendly definitions for each new word.
- Discuss the function of each part of the book and how it helps the reader.
- Point to the different parts of your demo book and have students practise identifying each part of the book using the new vocabulary words.
- Pair students together and pass out a few different books and a set of Vocabulary Cards to each pair.
- Demonstrate how to play a game called, "Find the ____." using the Vocabulary Cards. They should hold up one of the cards and see if their partner can identify the matching part of the book.
- Have students play together, taking turns choosing the Vocabulary Cards.
- Pass out the Parts of a Fiction Text worksheet to each student to complete independently.
Additional EL adaptations
- Have students complete the Book Words worksheet for additional support.
- Work with a small group of students to identify each part of a book using the visual vocabulary cards for support.
- Encourage students to identify the parts of a fiction text using additional books from the classroom library.
- Pass out the Anatomy of a Book worksheet for students to complete.
Formative Assessment of Academic Language(5 minutes)
- As students are working in pairs, walk around and informally assess if students can differentiate between parts of a book.
- During independent work time, ask students to share the function of each part of the book.
- Collect student work to formerly assess if students are able to match the vocabulary words to the correct part of the book.
Review and closing(5 minutes)
- Review why the different parts of a book are important (e.g., cover makes us want to read, teaches us about book).