FREE Non-fiction Text Features packet. This packet includes everything your PRIMARY students will need to learn about text features. There is a scavenger hunt worksheet, for use with ANY non-fiction book, with picture cues for each non-fiction text feature. There is also a cut and paste activity so your students can make their own text feature posters.
The Best Story - one of the first books read each year in Writer's Workshop. It's great for teaching where writer's get their ideas. In the end, the main character learns that the best story comes from your heart. After reading it, give each student a paper heart and they fill it with words/pictures of the things/people they love. I'm interested in looking at this book.