NonFiction Lesson Ideas for Primary Grades

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By the end of the primary years, students should know all about nonfiction.  They should be able to define nonfiction, identify text features and more.  Here are some nonfiction lesson ideas for primary grades I have come across:

Compare Fiction & Nonfiction:

This goes without saying, students will learn better when they can compare concepts that they are already familiar with.  A comparison between fiction and nonfiction will help them to better understand how to classify both genres.  Here some ideas to try out:

Anchor Charts:

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(Taken from Lesson Plan Diva)
Discover amazing tips, ideas and resources for teaching nonfiction lesson ideas for primary grades.
This will have to be modified to be more appropriate for primary students (Taken from Mrs. Denson’s Adventures).

 

 

Discover amazing tips, ideas and resources for teaching nonfiction lesson ideas for primary grades.
(Taken from First Grade Wow).
Discover amazing tips, ideas and resources for teaching nonfiction lesson ideas for primary grades.
(Taken from Kreative in Kinder)
Discover amazing tips, ideas and resources for teaching nonfiction lesson ideas for primary grades.
(Taken from Mrs. Braun’s 2nd Grade Class).

Worksheets:

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(Taken from Lesson Plan Diva)
Discover amazing tips, ideas and resources for teaching nonfiction lesson ideas for primary grades.
(Taken from Teachers Pay Teachers)

Focus on Text Features:

Here, you want your students to be able to identify and define the text features in nonfiction books:

Anchor Charts:

Discover amazing tips, ideas and resources for teaching nonfiction lesson ideas for primary grades.
(Taken from Book Unites Teacher)
Discover amazing tips, ideas and resources for teaching nonfiction lesson ideas for primary grades.
(Taken from Book Unites Teacher)
Discover amazing tips, ideas and resources for teaching nonfiction lesson ideas for primary grades.
(Taken from Second Grade Style)

Worksheets & Activities:

Discover amazing tips, ideas and resources for teaching nonfiction lesson ideas for primary grades.
(Taken from Buzzing With Ms. B)
Discover amazing tips, ideas and resources for teaching nonfiction lesson ideas for primary grades.
(Taken from ELA in the Middle)
Discover amazing tips, ideas and resources for teaching nonfiction lesson ideas for primary grades.
(Taken from ELA in the Middle)
Discover amazing tips, ideas and resources for teaching nonfiction lesson ideas for primary grades.
(Taken from Mrs. Rojas Teaches)
Discover amazing tips, ideas and resources for teaching nonfiction lesson ideas for primary grades.
(Taken from 3rd Grade Thoughts)
Discover amazing tips, ideas and resources for teaching nonfiction lesson ideas for primary grades.
(Taken from Teachers Pay Teachers)

Some more tips:

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(Taken from We Are Teachers)

Choose the Right Books:

Nature Books:

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Sports:

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History:

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Science:

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Ready to get more specific?  Check out this post about Biography Unit Ideas.

 

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