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Lesson 11: Reading Scientific Nonfiction

common core: RI 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10; RF 4.4 a & b; SL 4.1; L 4.6
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chart
a graphic organizer that uses columns and rows to organize information; a title and headings tell what the chart is about and what type of information it includes
diagram
a drawing with labels that shows the different parts of an object or how something works
make inferences
to use information in the text and your own knowledge to figure out things that aren't stated directly by the author
problem and solution
a text organization in which the information describes a problem and then discusses a solution or solutions
science vocabulary
words that have a specific meaning in a particular area of scientific study
scientific nonfiction
nonfiction text that provides factual information and explains scientific events, procedures, ideas, or concepts
sequence of events
the order in which events in a text happen
summarize
to restate the most important ideas or information in a passage in your own words
supporting details
the facts or other information an author includes to support a main idea