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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Non-Fiction Text Features

This last week Room 4 learned about text features.  Earlier in the week, they were exploring in their non-fiction books and came across some features that they wondered why they were in the non-fiction book and why other fiction books they were reading did not have these. This is when I decided, that over the next week I would revisit one/two text features a day that they found and help them understand this feature deeper.  As we discussed the text feature we also talked about how this feature would help a first grader reading non-fiction.                                                   Take a peek below...

Below are examples of each text feature and a short summary of what each feature is.
(Definitions from: Reading with Meaning, Debbie Miller)

Table of Contents
-helps the reader identify key topics in the book in the order they are presented.
  

Index-
an alphabetical list of almost everything covered in the text, with page numbers


Glossary-
helps the reader define words in the text


Map-
helps the reader understand where things are in the world


Photograph-
helps the reader understand exactly what something looks like in real life


Caption-
helps the reader better understand a picture or photograph


Colored Print-
helps the reader by signaling, "Look at me! I'm important!"



Each day as we learned about a new text feature, we recorded our learning by creating a page for our book of Non-Fiction Text Features.  

Check out our book below.


A special thanks to Hope King at 2nd Grade Shenanigans for the Text Feature Book Idea

It was a fun, full week of exploring Non-Fiction Text Features. 
Way to go First Grade Friends!!! I am very proud of all your hard work!
-Mrs.Sauber 







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