Goals/Benefits Time/Structure Sample Lessons Routines Texts Assessment

“Learn from Nonfiction”

Sample Lesson
Independent Reading Grade 2

Learn from Nonfiction Supporting Documents:


Lesson Segment
(Video Clip)
Segment Focus
Questions to Consider While Viewing (Links to Facilitator Notes)
Teacher Commentary
(Video Clip)
Student growth from previously taped lesson (December to March) What questions do you have based on the background provided by the teacher? What might you watch for as you view the clips of the lesson? Before the Lesson (2:55)
Part 1 – Reviewing Nonfiction Strategies (5:17) Review of previously learned comprehension What nonfiction comprehension strategies have the students learned? How will these help them learn from self-selected nonfiction books? Mini-Lesson: Part 1 – Nonfiction Strategies (3:41)
Part 2 – Read Aloud/Think Aloud (4:23) Teacher models using comprehension strategies as she reads aloud What do you think is achieved by the modeling?
Part  Read Aloud/Think Aloud Continued (5:02) Teacher continues to model using strategies to learn from nonfiction What does the teacher do to make her modeling effective?
Independent Reading
Transition to Independent Reading and Getting Started (3:37) Teacher confers with individual students while they are independently reading Use of Padlet (2:10)
Conference 1 (3:34)


Conference 2 (6:02)


Conference 3 (3:06)

Students record background knowledge on their Padlets, read to find new information, and record most interesting new learning on Padlet; teacher confers with individual students
Mini- Conferences and Transition to Sharing (2:53)
Group Sharing
Part 1 (Boys) (3:20) Students share their new learning in groups What benefits do you notice from the group sharing? Group Sharing (2:03)
Part 2 (Boys) (2:31)
Part 3 (Girls) (4:14)
Closure (1:49) Teacher refocuses on the big ideas of the lesson Future Plans (2:21)