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.
This short nonfiction text will provide students with an opportunity to become more comfortable with identifying and defining academic vocabulary words—and they'll have fun learning all about the life cycle of a chicken in the process!
Learners can gather a lot of information about veterans and their former jobs by interviewing them on Veterans Day. Use the worksheet Interview a Veteran to have students ask veterans questions and write down their answers.
Want to get your kids thinking critically about what they're reading? This fruit-themed Venn diagram alternative will help students to compare and contrast two topics or books during or after reading nonfiction texts.
In this lesson, students will look at picture clues to determine the topic of texts. ELs will build vocabulary and language skills by working with partners to discuss and represent texts using drawings.
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space! Use the Who Is Mae Jemison? lesson plan to get to know this prominent scientist and entrepreneur. Students will read about Mae and then answer questions about her.
Review or assess your second graders' understanding of simple non-fiction text features with this table of contents activity. Young readers will practice using a table of contents to find information and answer questions about chameleons.