Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
With support, read and comprehend nonfiction that is grade-level appropriate.
I Can Statements
-I can describe the connection between two individuals in a nonfiction text.
-I can describe the connection between events in a nonfiction text.
-I can describe the connection between ideas in a nonfiction text.
-I can describe the connection between pieces of information in a nonfiction text.
-How are the two individuals connected?
-How are the events connected?
-How are the ideas or pieces of information connected?
-How can these (facts, individuals, events, ideas or pieces of information) be compared and contrasted?
Practical Examples, Standards, and Digital Resources
Speaking and Listening Examples
-As a class, create a double bubble or venn diagram to compare and contrast ideas connections between individuals, events, ideas, and information.
-Close read a text and point out when a connect is made between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information.
-Implement a reader’s notebook for students to keep track of their questions, connections, and ideas they have discovered in nonfiction text between individuals, events, ideas, and information.
-When listening to a text, have students show a symbol for when they hear a connection such as linking fingers together. Have students turn and talk to share their connection.
The English Learner considerations, which were written by Indiana EL teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for ELs.They are designed to support the standards and curriculum you are currently using. The following are recommendations of best practices to assist educators in making language more accessible for English Learners. Educators should adapt strategies based upon a student’s proficiency level and ensure that content is age-appropriate.
-allow visuals in hand
-use video clips
-allow anchor chart of text features in hand
-use picture books
-encourage hands-on learning
-provide modified texts
-post visuals for reference
-provide anchor charts of text features for reference
-pre teach text features
-provide modified texts
-provide visuals if needed
-structure guided reading groups
Special Education Considerations
The special education considerations, which were written by Indiana special education teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for students in special education. This is not an exhaustive list of strategies, but these supports will help you make literacy instruction more accessible for students. Remember to adapt these to the needs of your students and ensure that you are creating opportunities for all students to engage with rigorous content.