Inquiry and research: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts. The student engages in both short-term and sustained recursive inquiry processes for a variety of purposes. The student is expected to:
- (1) generate questions for formal and informal inquiry
with adult assistance;
- (A) develop and follow a research plan with adult assistance;
- (B) identify and gather relevant sources and information to answer the questions with adult assistance;
- (C) demonstrate understanding of information gathered with adult assistance; and
- (D) use an appropriate mode of delivery, whether written, oral, or multimodal, to present results.
Research and create an interactive biography for a historical figure.
"Facts About..." Template
Get a sense of separating fact from opinion in texts with this graphic organizer.
Storytelling Finger Puppets Template
A set of 15 finger puppets that can be used to spark the imagination for creative writing or to perform puppet shows.
A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore how procedures provide instructions about completing a task.
Procedural Texts - Text Structure
A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and explore the structure of procedures.
Procedural Texts - Language Features
A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and explore the language features of procedures.
A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore action verbs, common nouns, and adverbial phrases in procedures.
Guided Writing - How To Make Fruit Salad
A 60 minute lesson in which students will jointly construct a simple recipe for fruit salad in small groups.
Independent Writing - How to Make Nature Stew
A 60 minute lesson in which students will independently write a recipe for nature stew.
Publishing a Recipe Book
A 60 minute lesson in which students will publish a simple recipe for bush stew.
Exploring Procedural Texts Unit Plan
This English Language Arts unit has been designed to introduce procedural texts to younger students. It addresses the purpose, structure and language features of instructions and recipes.