Your students will work together to find new vocabulary words and create a short summary of a nonfiction text related to the butterfly life cycle. Use this worksheet as an introduction to the Create a Nonfiction Text Summary lesson plan.
Use this nonfiction comprehension worksheet to help second and third graders learn all about Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.
This lesson plan teaches students about Jean-Michel Basquiat and his life as a child. First, students will listen to a story and figure out the main topic and details. Next, students will be asked to think deeply about what it means to be an artist and some of the types of art they like to create. Perfect for first graders and second graders, the lesson Black Artists: Basquiat highlights reading informational texts and building vocabulary.
Improve your students' comprehension of non-fictional reading through this lesson that teaches them about text features. Students will find their own text features and explain why they aid in the reading process.
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space. Use the Get to Know Mae Jemison lesson plan to learn more about this famous scientist. Children will then read and write about her, and create their own paper rocket.
Introduce students to the inspiring environmental activist Wangari Maathai. Children will read a short biography about the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text.
Compare and Contrast W.E.B. Du Bois and George Washington Carver
In this lesson, ask students to compare and contrast two important African-American historical figures. Students will write an informational paragraph on the similarities and differences between W.E.B. Du Bois and George Washington Carver.
Guide students to get the most out of non-fiction texts by thinking about their previous knowledge, what they learn, and what they still want to know. When they finish, they can trim it to paste into a spiral-bound notebook.
Students will read a biography of Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to become a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, and then answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text,