Lesson Plan

Informational text

Students will be able to present information that they have researched to the class.
tonya f.
Classroom teacher
Potomack Intermediate School
Falling Waters, United States
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My Grades 4
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Students will be able to...

  • find text features in an informational text
  • use informational texts for research on a topic
  • present their findings using prezi 
English Language Arts
Grades 4
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook

Students will watch watch this video to review text features of informational text.

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Creating

Students will work with a partner to come up with examples of informational text features.

We will then create a anchor chart as a class to record our examples.

Use scholastic News to model how to read an article, locate examples of text features and fill out an organizer.


3 Guided Practice

Students will break into small groups to find a topic to do their research on.

They have to choose a natural disaster and an example of how this type of disaster has effected our country (if possible).

They are to take the information that they find and fill in a different organizer that I will hand out. 

They have about 15 minutes to gather as much information as possible and then return back to their seats.

4 Independent Work

Prezi Classic
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Once students have gathered their information as a group, they will each create their own Prezi to showcase their findings. (This part may take a second day in order to complete it).

They will then post their assignment to Google Classroom so that they can share them with the class and I can grade it.

5 Wrap-up

Activity: Assessing

I will give a few students the opportunity to share their completed prezis. 

Students will then write down on a post-it note, one thing that they learned from this assignment. 

They will then put their post-it on our anchor chart that we made during direct instruction.

Possible extension activity: Students will draw a picture of their natural disaster and write a brief summary about it to be displayed in the hallway.