I used my tutorial HERE to print two of these to a page, laminated them, and then put a binder ring through the top corner so they can be used with partners and take up less room. I always keep one set in my Teacher Time Bin, but will bring out the reinforcements when we have specific nonfiction texts.
These posters come from my Nonfiction Text Features & Scavenger Hunt Packet on TpT, but I don't start with the Scavenger Hunt part yet (read more about how I do that with our weekly Scholastic News HERE). I want to introduce the features and purposes of each in a small group first so I know they understand (and I don't have to waste a lot of Post-Its!) ;)
Here's what we have in store for early next week:
This is a Level N nonfiction text all about salamanders that's full of nonfiction text features and has great photos that are always high-interest, so that helps! I am going to have the kids read through the mini-cards and look for the feature throughout the book. When they do, I am going to use one of the sheets from my packet in a different way than I usually do:
I usually use this sheet as an end-of-unit assessment where I number different features and they need to identify them and then write their purpose.
Since we're just getting started, however, I am switching it up a bit and will instead have them list the text feature, write the page number in the "#" column, and then list what that feature on that page (or pages) tell us or help us understand. This will definitely include *a lot* of guided practice at first, but it's going to be disguised as a fun activity, so it's a win-win ;)
If you're interested in my Nonfiction Text Features Packet, it can be found on TpT:
- Original Set (featured here): http://3rd.gr/nf_text
- NEW Part 2 Set with 12 additional features: http://3rd.gr/nf_text2
- Discounted Bundle Set: http://3rd.gr/nf_text_complete
I hope this gave you some ideas for introducing nonfiction text features this year :)
Have a wonderful weekend!!