Informational or Fictional - Lesson for Grade 1, Chapter - Other Genres

In the "Informational or Fictional" lesson tailored for Grade 1 students, as part of the Comprehension unit under the chapter "Other Genres," students embark on an engaging journey to distinguish between informational and fictional texts. Through the exciting "What Am I? Worksheet" activity, young learners are introduced to the fundamental differences between these two types of genres.

Students will learn to identify the characteristics that define informational texts, such as factual content aimed at educating the reader about a specific topic, and fictional texts, which are narratives created from the imagination, intended to entertain. This understanding is crucial as it lays the groundwork for effective reading comprehension and literacy skills. Knowing how to differentiate between these genres helps students to approach texts with the appropriate mindset, enhancing their ability to extract relevant information, appreciate narrative techniques, and critically analyze the content.

This lesson is important because it not only enriches students' reading experiences but also prepares them for future academic tasks across various subjects. It fosters critical thinking, enhances vocabulary, and encourages a love for reading, all of which are essential skills for academic success and lifelong learning.

Estimated classroom time: 3 min
Chapter: Other Genres
Unit: Comprehension
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What Am I? Worksheet
What Am I? Worksheet
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  • Activity 1 / What Am I? Worksheet

    There is a big difference between fictional stories and informational texts. This worksheet will check your student’s ability to differentiate between a story and a text read for information. Students learn that they read sometimes for fun and entertainment and sometimes for information and facts.  This printable gives the student statements to read from a story and statements from an informational text and the student chooses what type of text it is.