Over a period of weekly library visits the librarian will introduce the concepts of literary text and informational text. Students will be exposed to a variety of literary and informational text through interactive activities and books. This lesson will review literary text and informational text and provide activities for students to demonstrate their understanding.
The librarian will use the SmartBoard and books to actively engage students individually, in pairs, and in a large group setting. Esssential Questions: What is literary text? What is informational text?
Students will demonstrate understanding of literary text vs. informational text through the use of the SmartBoard sorting activity. First they will sort by book covers, next, on another screen they will sort by titles, and finally they will sort by stories related to curriculum stories using a time warp screen. They will also choose one literary text (fiction) and one informational text (nonfiction) to check out and then be asked to share which one is which at the circulation desk.
Students will learn how to: Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
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Instruction will move from whole group to knee to knee with a partner. Variety of SmartBoard activities from showing covers of books to titles, and different formats for different types of learners. Lots of hands on activities for students with attention problems. Individual browsing time will allow for assistance and or guidance for a variety of learners.