Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Nonfiction Features

Today we began learning about nonfiction text features and how they help readers better access the text and thus learn more.  We began with photographs.  Students learned that photographs are helpful to readers as they show what something looks like in real life.  After learning about the importance of photographs, first graders chose a nonfiction book to look through and examine its photos.  They then filled out a sheet documenting all of this new information.  At the end of this study, students will have a booklet to bring home which will contain information about many different nonfiction text features.  Hopefully they will try out some of these features in their own nonfiction writing!

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