TAT2 Task 3, Lesson 2

Lesson 2:

Lesson 2 has been designed to help students identify and use text-features to help them comprehend non-fiction text.


Pre-instruction: From 8:00-8:15, review Lesson 1 from yesterday. That means, you have students recall what they did yesterday. This can be done in a turn and talk with a partner. After that, ask students to get a non-fiction book out of their book basket on their table. Have students get out their reading journals. Students will look through their non-fiction texts and will write as many text features that they see. Teachers should walk around during this time and assess journal work. Students that did not do well in the text-feature lesson a few weeks ago, may still struggle with this lesson, and that is okay. After this lesson, they should feel more comfortable.


Content Presentation: From 8:15-8:45, the teacher will play the following YouTube video that is referenced in APA format in the APA section: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciJks5acPmU&disable_polymer=true



In order to play the video, please turn on the computer and log in. Once you log in, you can type this link into Google, and press enter. Make sure you turn on your Promethean board so that every can view the video. Students may sit at their seats, or they can sit on the carpet to view this YouTube video. This will be shown in a whole group setting.


After viewing the video, have students turn and talk to recall some of the text features that they noticed. Ask students where they have seen some of those text-features.


Teacher will create an anchor chart of text features with student input. You will need the name of the text feature and what it does. For example, a picture shows what the words are referring to. Bold print lets us know it is important. This anchor chart is vital, because students will be able to refer to it throughout all of their instruction.


Learner Participation: From 8:45-9:45, students will utilize the anchor chart, non-fiction books, pencils, and reading journals. Students will work with a cooperative learning partner to look through non-fiction books in their book basket. They will identify at least 7 out of 10 text features in their books.


Before the students begin working, the teacher will model what they want done. The teacher will show them to create a journal entry about text features. They will write the text feature that they see in the book and what it does for the student in that book. Students will also need to write the title of the book at the top of the page. The justification of the title is so that the teacher is able to go back and look through the book if he/she has any questions.


Lesson 2 Assessment: 9:45-10:15, students will log onto iReady reading. Students all have their own passwords. Before the student logs on, the teacher needs to log onto their iReady account and find a text-feature lesson and quiz. The teacher will need to click on the text-feature lesson and press assign to students and click on all students. Then click on the assign now button. Once you do that, all students have it. This assessment will provide students with a mini-lesson and will then provide them with a quiz. The teacher can watch on their account to see how the students do, by clicking on reports, reading, text features. Students will work on this assignment independently on their Chrome Book.


Follow-Through Activities: 10:15-10:30, students will read an independent text book all week long. Today, students will work independently to locate three text-features in their non-fiction text. They will write them in their reading journal.



Materials for Lesson 2:

Reading Journal


A list of text-features

Non-fiction books with text features

Book basket stocked with non-fiction texts

Chart Paper



Physical Materials For Lesson 2:


Chrome Book

Youtube video for text-features referenced in the APA resource section


iReady Log in



Promethean Board