Monday, September 26, 2011

Teaching Nonfiction Text Features

So this week I'm teaching my third graders about nonfiction text features. Beth Newinghams blog has been very helpful (http://blogs.scholastic.com/top_teaching/2011/03/my-march-top-ten-list-nonfiction-reading-resources.html) she has a set of nonfiction text feature posters that are awesome and free!

I'm also using a flip chart from Scholastic to introduce each feature.
SCHOLASTIC TEACHING RESOURCES WIPE OFF FLIP CHART INTRODUCTION TO NONFICTION WRITE ON

At the end of the week my students will begin a Nonfiction Text Feature project that I can't wait to share with you guys.

How do you go about teaching nonfiction to your students?

4 comments:

  1. Wow! Those posters are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

    Swimming into Second

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  2. Well let me start by saying that I can't wait to see your project! I am actually teaching the same thing this week. I introduced the features last week and this week the students will be bringing in a family picture. They will glue it to a chart paper and create a non-fiction poster. They will label the picture, add a caption, title, drawing, photograph etc. My class did this last year and they came out super cute.

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  3. I am teaching this also to my 1st Graders using "The Primary Comprehension Toolkit" by Stephanie Harvey & Anne Goudvis very kid friendly-provides the necessary resources.

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  4. I used several texts this year that made my non-fiction unit on expository texts very successful. I read parts of Nonfiction Matters by Stephanie Harvey, Nonfiction reading power by Adrienne Gear, Strategies That Work by Stephanie Harvey & Anne Goudis, Reading with Meaning by Debbie Miller and Reality Checks by Tony Stead. It looks like a long list but it was time very well spent! The texts were especially valuable for helping my students to develop their determining importance skills.

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