Know and use various text features (e.g., table of contents, glossary, illustrations) to locate and describe key facts or information in a text.
With support, read and comprehend nonfiction that is grade-level appropriate.
I Can Statements
-I can identify and use text features in a nonfiction text.
-I can locate and describe key facts in a nonfiction text.
-What is the title of the text?
-What is a table of contents?
-How does a table of contents help a reader?
-Where can you find the table of contents in the text?
-Can you use the table of contents to find ________?
-What is a glossary?
-How does a glossary help a reader?
-Where can you find the glossary in the text?
-Can you use the glossary to figure out the meaning of _______?
-How did the text features help you find key facts?
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Practical Examples, Standards, and Digital Resources
Speaking and Listening Examples
-Complete a scavenger hunt, using post-it notes, through a nonfiction text to find various text features (captions, table of contents, glossary, titles, subtitles).
-Play a matching game where the student matches the text feature picture with the name.
-Looking at pictures of different text features, students correctly label them.
-When given the name of a text feature, the student will locate and explain how that feature helps you as a reader.
Speaking and Listening Standards
English Learner Considerations
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.