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ERIC Number: ED479059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-14
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Alaska Native Stories: Using Narrative to Introduce Expository Text.
Cook, Marilyn
The reading program described in this lesson plan uses traditional stories of the Native peoples (narrative text) to introduce students to the study of animals in Alaska (expository text). During three 45-minute lessons, students will: complete a KWLQ (Know; Want to Know; Learn; Question) chart; listen and respond to a story (narrative text) by participating in a class discussion; access a website about the animal in the story to gather facts (expository text); write a report; and compare and contrast narrative and expository text. The instructional plan, lists of resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. (PM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers; Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.