Explore non fiction text features and structures with these activities. These graphic organizers can be used with any non-fiction book or reading passage. Perfect for classroom magazines such as Scholastic News and Time For Kids. My 4th and 5th grade students loves these worksheets!!
Comparing Fiction and Nonfiction - Do your students need help understanding the differences between fiction vs nonfiction texts? These printables are perfect for making an anchor chart for your classroom as your students are learning to distinguish between fiction and nonfiction.
This is a graphic organizer that kids can use to take notes while reading a kids' magazine such as TIME for Kids. It has them summarize an article, use text and graphic features to gain information as well as cite facts and opinions found in the magazine.
This interactive alphabet notebook is perfect for teaching the alphabet to children. Children will make a craft for each letter, write their letters, and cut and paste different pictures that match the letter.
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...