Goals for Student Learning
- Understand the difference between fiction and non-fiction.
- Develop enthusiasm and excitement about nonfiction, informational text. They will understand that we read about topics we care about.
- Recognize, identify, and use some non-fiction text features.
- Understand that there are many different kinds of non-fiction (e.g., “how to,” “all about,” information books, etc.)
- Understand that readers read non-fiction in order to learn something new.
MA ELA Standards (including CCSS)
RI.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RI.1.2 Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
RI.1.3 Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
RI.1.4 Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
RI.1.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
RI.1.6 Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.
RI.1.7 Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
RI.1.8 Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
RI.1.9 Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
RI.1.10 With prompting and support, read and comprehend informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
L1.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 1 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
L.1.4a Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
L.1.4b Use frequently-occurring affixes as a clue to the meaning of a word.
L.1.4c Identify frequently-occurring root words (e.g., look) and their inflectional forms (e.g., looks, looked, looking).
L.1.6 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, activities in the grade 1 curriculum, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions (e.g., because) to signal simple relationships.
SL.1.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
SL.1.1a Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
SL.1.1b Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.
SL.1.1c Ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion.
SL.1.2 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
SL.1.3 Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
SL.3.1d Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.