Did you know that comparative tasks improve comprehension and help students develop higher order thinking skills? In this lesson, students will compare nonfiction texts on the same topic using Venn diagrams and performance!
Katherine Johnson was an African American physicist and mathematician who worked to create the first calculations to send humans into space. Learn more about this inspiring woman with this nonfiction reading comprehension worksheet.
Understanding the big idea of a nonfiction text and being able to write a succinct summary are key fourth grade skills. This lesson focuses on summarizing a nonfiction passage in three to four sentences.
This lesson helps your ELs identify nonfiction text features and explain how they enhance comprehension of the text. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the Searching for Text Features lesson plan.
Your students may know about Rosa Parks, but do they know about the Montgomery Bus Boycott that her famous action inspired? Enhance students' knowledge of this important part of the Civil Rights movement while teaching cause and effect.
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Female Freedom Fighter
Use this resource to practice comparing and contrasting key points and details between two texts. Your students will complete a graphic organizer to record the important information from two historical texts on the same topic.
Students will learn about three nonfiction text features: charts, graphs, and diagrams. They will analyze and interpret the information represented in these visual forms and discover how they aid in the comprehension of nonfiction texts.