Lesson Plan

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Understanding the difference between fiction and non-fiction
Dr Kash C.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades K, 1, 2
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Students will be able to...

identify fiction and non-fiction text features

sort and categorize stories by text features

to write their own fiction & non-fiction stories

English Language Arts
Grades K – 2
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook

Teacher will select two stories from Reading Rainbow to begin a dialogue about non-fiction and fiction texts

Teacher will create a graphic organizer to chart students' observations

Student Instructions

Students will be asked to observe differences between what they just read


2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Reading

Teacher will read When a Tiger Cub Grows Up and Stripe

Question and Answer will be utilized to determine if students understand what non-fiction and fiction features are