Monday, January 13, 2014

Nonfiction Text Features

We've been talking about Nonfiction Text Features this last week.  My firsties are really enjoying our discussions and finding all the features in different books.  We started off our talk by using a portion of Christy and Tammy's Snowmen at Night unit.
Snowmen at Night ~ Booktivities for the Common Core Classroom

We read the book and then sorted the sentences about the snowmen into fiction and nonfiction.  

I made these posters last year and we use them for our discussions every time.

Today we used old Scholastic Book Orders and did and Fiction/Nonfiction sort.  I got the idea from the AmAzInG Christina at Sugar and Spice.  My firsties really enjoyed this.  

 (ugh! I don't know why these pics won't rotate!)

We've also begun using Tania's Polar Bear Nonfiction Unit.  

NonFiction Text Features (Polar Bear Edition)

We are taking her small text feature pictures and gluing them in our notebooks so we can describe each one.

We plan using all this Nonfiction talk to lead into our Polar Animals Shared Research and Writing Project.  If you haven't seen my post on this click here.  

I will be back later to show you more about our Nonfiction study!

Have a great week!  


  1. Thanks so much for the shout out Karen! Your posters are beautiful and such a fabulous teaching tool. Love the idea of using book orders for sorting! What a great way to introduce kids to the difference between fiction/non-fiction. Good stuff girl!
    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

  2. Thanks for the sweet shout out Karen!! Looks like you all had a blast and learned a ton!! :) -Christina

  3. You are awesome! Thank you so much. Looks like your kids learned a ton about Text Features. I love the idea of using the Scholastic book order forms.
    My Second Sense


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