TAT2 Task 3 Lesson 1

Lesson 1:


In lesson one, students will learn about the difference between fiction and non-fiction texts.


Pre-instruction: From 8:00-8:15, students will collaborate with a partner and recall the different features of a fiction book. Give the students at least 5 minutes to discuss and then, partners should share out what they said, so other groups can hear. Allow a discussion to occur amongst the class. Do they agree with each other? Why or why not?


Content Presentation: From 8:15-8:45, Students will come together as a whole group. The teacher will begin with direct instruction. The teacher will pull up the Flipsnack flyer. Please sign onto your computer and open up Google. You will click on this link: https://www.flipsnack.com/ck523/fiction-vs-non-fiction.html, or you can type this link into your browser. The teacher will display this on the promethean board. Be sure to sure it on by pressing the on button.


*While logging in, please ask students to call out the differences between fiction and non-fiction text. Students should never sit idle.


When you click on the link, a flyer comparing and contrasting fiction and non-fiction will open up. The teacher and students should read this together. Are these some of the things that were said? Was anything mentioned that you did not know?


Next, pass around a bucket of books from the shelf. Students should select one fiction book and one non-fiction book. Teacher should advise students to locate a partner. Discuss what type of book you have and how you know. By type, I mean fiction or non-fiction.


Before allowing students to do this, please model what you expect with another student.


Learner Participation: From 8:45-9:45, students will partake in cooperative learning groups. Using the books that they located in the bucket. The teacher will show students what a T-Chat looks like. It is the capital letter, T. The teacher will draw a T-Chart on chart paper or the white board. On the upper left side of the T, write Fiction. On the upper-right side of the T, write non-fiction. Have students provide examples from their books. For example, Katie may say, my setting is a dungeon. The teacher would say, “Okay, Katie, which side would dungeon go.” Katie should reply that they would go on the left side with fiction. If a mouse if a character that speaks, the students should state that the mouse would go in the fiction section.


Now that you modeled what you expect, send students to get a partner and 2 more books. Advise students that they will need to find 7 comparisons between all four books that they have. Students will create a T-Chart in their reading journal.


Assessment for Lesson 1: From 9:45-10:15

The teacher will put up anchor chart paper around the classroom. Each group will go put the information from their reading journal onto an anchor chart. Only 1 group per chart. Next, there should be a thumbs up, thumbs down assessment to see if students agree or disagree with the items on the chart.


There are two ways that you can do this. You may let them sit at their seats while the teacher reads everything off, or you can allow them to have a gallery walk and see if they agree or disagree with the placement of items on the charts.




Instructional Materials For Lesson 1:

Reading Journal



Fiction and Non-fiction books

Basket for books

White board

Expo Markers


Physical Materials For Lesson 1:



Flipsnack Flyer created by Cara Kusnic

Promethean Board