Editor's note: We are so inspired by third grade teacher-adviser, Beth Orticelli, from Illinois, who uses Storyworks to draw students into studying “text features” in such a creative way. Her decidedly precise approach to helping students make meaning from text, “Surgery Day,” as she calls it, has children scan nonfiction stories for text features, and they love every minute of it...
This is a wonderful tool that works with any type of informational or non-fiction text. This resource is Common Core aligned and was created for upper grades. Students are scaffolded through this response sheet. Students must complete a pre-read where they state what the article will be about, what they think they already know about the topic to activate their schema.
Text Features FREE: This text features game contains 27 game cards and a game board to help students practice finding various text features in nonfiction text. To play this game, a player will select a time card and a text feature scavenger hunt card. In order to move his/her piece forward on the game board, the player must find an example of that text feature within the amount of time shown.
This Christmas Packet includes fun activities for your students to practice their reading comprehension, writing, and language arts skills with a fun Christmas theme! Christmas Books included in this unit are Polar Express, Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer, The Snowmen at Night, Olive the Other Reindeer, and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.