Prepare to Read GENRE STUDY Informational text gives facts and examples about a topic. • Authors of informational texts share facts about the topic to inform their readers. • Authors of informational texts often organize their ideas using headings and subheadings. The headings and subheadings tell readers what the next section of text will be about. • Science texts also include words that are specific to the topic. These are words that name things or ideas. • Science texts may include directions or experiments. They are organized as a series of numbered steps. • Informational texts often include visuals such as charts, diagrams, graphs, and maps. The Science Behind Sight includes diagrams, or pictures with captions and labels that explain how things work. TEKS 4.5C(i), TEKS 4.6B

First Read

Introduce the Text • Read aloud and discuss the genre information. Point out these examples of each text feature: • headings and subheadings (page 4) • technical terms (page 6) • diagram (page 9) • directions (pages 18) Distribute the Feature Map on Blackline Master 8 . Students will complete it as they read the text. • Guide students to set a purpose for reading. • Project Display and Engage 00 to build background for accessing the text. TEKS XXX, XXX, XX

Set a Purpose As you read, pay attention to all the things that happen to make eyes work. Analyze the text and images to help you understand these important science concepts.


Writing Mentor Text

Genre Features and Audience/ Purpose  Tell students that The


Science Behind Sight is an example of an informational text that gives facts and examples about a science topic. As you identify the genre features, discuss how they help readers better under- stand and follow the ideas in the text. TEKS XXX, XXX,





Build Background: The Sense of Sight

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