Student edition Lesson 5

Analyzing a text
For use with an informational text

Introduction: When you are reading a text, picking out the 5Ws (who, what, when, where and why) and 1H (how) will help you identify the most important information. Locating the 5Ws and 1H will also help you determine what the main idea is. 1. Analyze a text by filling in the information below. Title

Who

What

When

Where

Why

How

Main idea

2. Explain your opinion on the issue discussed in this text. Or, state what you learned from it.

3. How does this information fit in with other texts you’ve read on the subject?

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a division of Gannett Co. Model finding the 5Ws and 1H with a sample text. have some of them share their opinions and insights. when. You can have students work in pairs or small groups to find and discuss the text’s 5Ws and 1H. After students answer the question at the bottom of the page. Inc. If students will be looking at a particular text. u Identifying details and facts. where and why) and 1H (how) will help you identify the most important information. 2. Teaching suggestions for repeated uses: 1.Teacher edition Lesson 5 This lesson will help students practice: u Drawing conclusions. what. u Analyzing information. How does this information fit in with other texts you’ve read on the subject? © Copyright 2009. 1.. what did you learn from it? 3. What is your opinion on the issue discussed in this text? Or. . Students can copy the chart from the board or overhead to save on photocopying. 2. Analyzing a text For use with an informational text u Identifying the main idea. Teaching suggestions for initial use: 1. USA TODAY. 3. Student edition When you are reading a text. Analyze a text by filling in the information below. Title Who What When Where Why How Main idea 2. Locating the 5Ws and 1H will also help you determine what the main idea is. picking out the 5Ws (who. activate their prior knowledge by asking them what they know about the topic.