Nonfiction Features

It has been the busiest last few days! I have so many things to post, but I am dog tired. Isn't that how it always is?!

One thing we are focusing on is nonfiction features/ conventions. Tomorrow we will be going on a nonfiction "scavenger hunt." I know this is not a new idea, so I don’t feel guilty sharing!
On a sheet I have listed all of the features that students must be familiar with in third grade (according to my district). As we come across in an informational text we will make a tally mark and record the page number (as evidence). I wanted to make sure that I had a large enough text that all students could see and search for features. A big book would not be big enough and would not cut it.

I found this awesome site that has an online preview of a Ranger Rick magazine. I am going to show the magazine on my Promethean board and then tally the features on chart paper. Then the students will then get a copy of the hunt and look through informational guided reading text looking for features.


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  1. I just taught nonfiction text features last week. I used a similar search, but I really like yours and will use it next year or to review. Thanks! Next is nonfiction text structure. Do you teach that?

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing! This will be really helpful for my "book detective" center!

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  3. I'm totally lost my daughter is in 3rd grade and writing about Teachers! She needs to come up with non fiction feature and I have no clue what that is :) please help! Thnx in advance!

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  4. Thanks for sharing!

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