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Lesson Plan- Nonfiction- Writing

Lesson Plan- Nonfiction- Writing

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Lesson Plan: Writing Mini LessonGrade: 5Time: 40 minutesStandard: English Language Arts Standards- WritingText Types and PurposesW.5.5.2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and informationclearly.
Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group relatedinformation logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimediawhen useful to aiding comprehension.
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or otherinformation and examples related to the topic.Objective: Students will be able to form a well developed paragraph/ essay based on the major pointsthey have learned from their nonfiction book.Materials:
The book,
Energy Today: Nuclear Power 
at Are Nuclear Power Plants? 
Lesson Sequence:Anticipatory Set-Boys and girls, we have learned about nuclear energy after reading the book,
Energy Today Nuclear Power 
through the use of books text , pictures, charts and diagrams. Furthermore in this book,we have also seen how authors organize the main points that they want to inform their readers about.State Objective and Purpose-Well, today we are going to learn how to write a paragraph/essay that will inform others aboutthe topic that we have learnedabout fromreading our nonfiction books. Using the facts we have learnedas supporting details in the paragraph.Teach and Model-
First, we need to look through the notes we jotted down when we read our books in order tofind out what the main ideas were in the book. Show this chart on board.
Three things I have learned from this book are1.
Nuclear power is a powerfulform of energy.2.
Nuclear energy is formed by splitting atoms.3.
Nuclear waste that is dangerous.
Next you need to find thedetails from the book that support these main points. These are thefacts the author uses throughout the book. For example, the details that support the first pointare:
Show these details on the board.1.
Nuclear energy supplies many homes and factories around the world with electricity.There are 270 nuclear reactors around the world. France, Belgium and Finland get half their electricity from nuclear power. The United States gets a sixth of its electricity fromthis source. Nuclear power stations are expensive to build but they are inexpensive torun.2.
In 1939, nuclear energy was discovered when scientists discovered that uranium atomscould be split in two. This process is called fission and produces great heat. During thischain reaction, smaller particles called neutrons are produced making the constant heatneeded to make electricity.3.
Nuclear waste isdangerous. Nuclear waste is difficult to dispose of. This waste cannotbe simply thrown away because it stays radioactive. This wastes harmful rays staydangerous for many years and must be buried in steel containers at sea.
Next, your ideas needto be organized in a logical manner so it makes sense to your readers.The format to use is: write a topic sentence, state a major point, use supporting details orfacts, and write a conclusion sentence.Show this paragraph on the board.
For Example:(Topic Sentence)Nuclear energy is a powerful energy source that supplies numeroushomes and factories with electricity around the world. (Point #1)There areapproximately 270 reactors around the world that produce nuclear energy.( Point #2)Also, countries like France, Belgium and Finland get half their electricity for nuclearpower whereas the United States only gets a sixth of its electricity from this source of energy. (Point #3)Even though, nuclear power stations are expensive to build butinexpensive to run.(Conclusion) As a result of these power stations, nuclear powerprovides many countries with a powerful energy source.Guided Practice:Hand out article to students, What Are Nuclear Power Plants
Give students time to read the article. Students you will need to come up with three examplesof what they have learned from it. Have students take notes about the articles main ideas andthe supporting details.Remember to use the format that was just discussed that uses a topicsentence, state the main points, uses supporting details and a provides a conclusion sentence.
As students to sharetheir main points and details. List these on the board. As a class, havestudents work together to come up with a paragraph about this article using these points anddetails. Write this paragraph on the board.

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