Lessons & Units

Explicit Information

Details that can be clearly found “right there” in the text.
Lesson 1
Identify explicit information in nonfiction
  • Animal Taste
Lesson 1
Identify explicit information in nonfiction
  • Frogs
Lesson 2
Identify explicit information in fiction
  • Stellaluna
Lesson 1
Use text features in nonfiction texts to identify explicit information
  • Deserts (A True Book-Ecosystems)
Lesson 2
Use explicit information to answer questions about a fiction text
  • The Stories Huey Tells

Unit Reading Passages

  • Animals of the Rain Forest
  • Bare Bones
  • Chew on This
  • Explore the Seashore
  • It's Chinese New Year
Lesson 1
Create questions about a nonfiction topic
Use nonfiction text features and evidence to answer questions
  • Reptiles
Lesson 2
Use explicit information to answer questions about a fiction text
  • Freckle Juice

Unit Reading Passages

  • Extreme Animals
  • Healthy Plates
  • Mohawk Monkey Discovered
  • The Party's Over

Explicit Information is integrated with Compare and Contrast in fourth grade.

Unit Reading Passages

  • Lucky Shot!
  • O Say, Can You . . . Sing?
  • Students Get Healthy!
  • The Night Shift
  • Twister Touchdown

Explicit Information should be mastered by fifth grade.  Please use the reading passages if additional reinforcement is needed.

Unit Reading Passages

  • Avian Influenza
  • Mission Pluto
  • No Snow Required
  • Solar Solo
  • Where the Bison Roam

Explicit Information should be mastered by fifth grade.  Please use the reading passages if additional reinforcement is needed.

Unit Reading Passages

  • Archaeologists Hit a Homer Run
  • Hidden Habitats
  • Hook, Line, and Sinker
  • Killing Fields
  • Puppet Power!