Thursday, May 17, 2012

Non-Fiction Text Features Book

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.

Check it out at {TpT) and {TN}.  Let me know what you think!


  1. I feel like a cartoon character right now...the lightbulb just went on! I have never been able to figure out what to do with the extra nonfiction magazines they send with a class subscription. Thank you so much for sharing this brilliant idea. I'm going to check out your TpT unit now.
    Stories by Storie

  2. Hi Sara,

    I just found your blog from the Tpt Seller Forum. You have a lot of great ideas! I also love teaching Non-fiction Features of Test. I can't wait to hear more from you.

    I have awarded your blog the "One Lovely Blog Award". It is an award that honors great, new blogs. Come by my blog to find out more.



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