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non-fiction text features anchor chart...have the kids create one as a table group.

Help your students understand the difference between Text to Text, Text to Self, Text to World, and Text to Media. This is a great anchor chart to display in your classroom.

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Teaching Informational Text Structures

Ok...I have to admit it...I am a sucker for informational text. Maybe it's the geeky want-to-know-it-all side of me, but when I found out that Common Core upped the percentage of informational text to 50% (compared to 50% fiction), I did a silent cheer! Informational Text Structures is really fun...

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The First Few Days of Teaching Nonfiction Text Features

Teaching nonfiction text features using a "scavenger hunt"-style game keeps it engaging and encourages students to think of how and what the text feature teaches them.

Fiction vs nonfiction - Part of the Common Core ELA Standards requires students to be able to read informational text and determine meaning. We think this reading note can be really handy and useful!