LESSON SEVEN: Using a Venn diagram to Compare Fiction and Nonfiction Characteristics
Using a Venn diagram, students compare what they have discovered about a nonfiction text compared to a fiction text.
R1I: Identify connections, with assistance, between text ideas—similarities and differences in various real and make-believe works (fiction and nonfiction) and text ideas and own experiences.
R3C: In responds to text develop questions to clarify meaning, answer questions and discuss text, recognizes important information, and identify supporting details.
Sources of Literature
Make mental notes of students’ understanding of the difference between fiction and nonfiction, which will be recorded later in anecdotal notes and on a checklist of all unit objectives. At the end of this lesson, record your observations of students’ understanding of the difference between fiction and nonfiction. Notes from this observation and others can be used to rate each student using the checklist at the end of this unit.
1. Gather in the read aloud area and gain attention of students by using a class signal.
2. At this point review the story map and list of nonfiction characteristics.
3. Complete the Venn diagram as the students respond to the following questions.
What do you expect to see in a fiction book?
What do you expect to see in a nonfiction book?
What do you expect to see in both?