We are in the middle of a Non-Fiction unit in both Reader's and Writer's Workshop right now. It is definitely one of my favorite units. The kids get SO excited when they learn a new fact and they just have to tell me right away. I love to see them get so excited about learning (especially this late in the year)!
To kick off our unit, we created Non-Fiction Text Features Book. Each student created one for reference:
Then, they used magazines and old Scholastic News to cut out examples of each text feature
And glue them into the correct boxes:
They had to find 16 different text features! Some were more challenging than others. If they really couldn't find one in a magazine, they were allowed to draw it. It was a great activity to do right before our spring vacation back in April.