Parts of Nonfiction Layered Curriculum

Shiloh Crawford

Derfelt E.S
Las Vegas, Nevada


Layer C. You must complete 6. This section can be done during reading. 

* indicates something everyone must do. 

  1. *Complete the daily word sort with word list given by teacher. There will be a new sheet weekly and a weekly test.


  1. Use the title of each chapter in your book to make a prediction about the information found in that chapter. Write the title and your prediction.
  1. Copy the table of contents from your group book and put it in your journal.
  1. Use the glossary of your book to find the meaning of five difficult words.
  1. Using the index find out what page the five words you found in your glossary are on.
  1. Find two charts or diagrams in your book and copy them into your journal.
  1. Do the glossary worksheet.
  1. Do the table of contents worksheet.

Layer B- You must complete 2. 

  1. In a group of no more than 4 construct a brief skit with the title Table of Contents and Index go the the_________________. The first character, table of contents must show its meaning and Index must show its meaning.
  2. Make up a song Titled the Glossary song. Sung to the tune of another song. Make sure you have the definition and examples of Glossary in the song.
  3. Make up a game where you use the table of contents, titles , glossary and indexes of your group book to play.

Layer A- You must complete 1 .

    1. Write  3 poems about table of contents, glossary, and indexes. One poem must be a limerick, one a haiku, and one a rhyming poem example: AABB, ABAB, AABAAC ect.
    2. Write an essay describing what you learned in this layered curriculum in your own words. Explain why it is important to reading, and why, and how to use them.