User4 Lessons & Units
A category or type of text, organized by common literary elements.
Lesson 1
Classify and categorize based on real and make-believe
Lesson 2
Identify and describe a fiction text
  • Go, Dog. Go!
Lesson 3
Identify and describe a nonfiction text
  • Your Pet Dog
Lesson 4
Identify the difference between fiction and nonfiction
  • Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type
  • See How they Grow: Calf
Lesson 1
Classify and categorize books as fiction or nonfiction
  • Froggy Goes to School
  • Life Cycle of a Frog
Lesson 2
Identify and describe the purposes of reading a fiction book
Identify and describe the purposes of reading a nonfiction book
  • Nature's Food Chains: What Polar Animals Eat
  • Froggy Goes to School
  • Life Cycle of a Frog
Lesson 3
Identify facts learned from a nonfiction text
  • Nature's Food Chains: What Polar Animals Eat
  • Life Cycle of a Frog
  • Froggy Goes to School
Lesson 1
Compare and contrast the features of fiction and nonfiction
Lesson 2
Identify and describe the characteristics of a nonfiction book
  • In the Wild: Leopards
Lesson 3
Use guide words in an encyclopedia to locate a subject
Identify information learned about a subject in an encyclopedia
  • Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia

Unit Reading Passages

  • Focus on Scientists
  • Money Matters
  • Case of the Missing Cheese
  • The Story of the Pilgrims
  • Tour the White House
Lesson 1
Identify the characteristics of realistic fiction
  • Allie's Basketball Dream
Lesson 2
Identify the characteristics of fantasy
  • Zathura
Lesson 3
Identify the characteristics of science fiction
  • Commander Toad and the Intergalactic Spy

Unit Reading Passages

  • Are Roller Coasters Safe?
  • Change at the United Nations
  • Planet Y
  • Safe at Home
  • Stop Bullying
Lesson 1
Identify and describe evidence in a text, showing that it is historical fiction
  • Meet Addy: An American Girl
Lesson 2
Identify and describe evidence in a text, showing that it is a biography
  • A Picture Book of Anne Frank
Lesson 3
Identify and describe strategies that can be used to determine the genre of a book

Unit Reading Passages

  • Banding Together
  • Earth 2072
  • Stinky Job
  • Tossing Around Dodgeball
  • Honoring King

Genre lessons can be found in all of the fifth grade novel units.
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Unit Reading Passages

  • A Stargazer's Guide to Mission Control
  • Dance Fever
  • Honest Abe's Museum
  • News Debate Out Of Touch
  • The Boy and a Wish

Genre lessons can be found in all of the sixth grade novel units.
See the full list.

Unit Reading Passages

  • A Child in Hiding
  • Aunt Melba
  • Quake in Indonesia
  • Spring
  • Trouble at the Border