Explicit Information Lesson Plan: Identifying Information

A complete lesson plan is provided including links to printable .pdf files of a Direct Teaching Example chart and student indpendent practice sheet.  Lesson plan suggests using Animal Taste by Kirsten Hall, however, other informational text could be used with the same lesson.  Teacher uses direct teaching and guided practice to show how we learn new information from nonfiction text. Students draw and write responses. You may need to register to use this site, but it is free.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
GLE 0501.4.1
Conduct research to access and present information.
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Provided: Example Chart, Independent Practice Worksheet

Not Provided: Animal Taste published by Weekly Reader, chart paper, markers