We are focusing on informational text for our report cards in both reading and writing during the second grading period. Last week, I started to immerse my students in “all things nonfiction.” We started by diving into nonfiction text features.
First, we created a Feature/Purpose anchor chart. As we explored and learned about various text features, we added the feature to the chart, discussed it’s purpose, and wrote it down to anchor our learning.
We also added a list of nonfiction text features to our interactive notebooks. We went on a “text feature hunt” in our classroom library. I put various baskets of informational text from our bookshelves in their table groups. They had a lot of fun going through the books and finding text features. (The interactive notebook page comes from Deanna’s pack, which can be found by clicking here.)