Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Body Systems #2 - Non-Fiction Text Features plus Freebies

Hello Friends,

As promised, this next post is about two awesome non-fiction resources that I used. They are:
Non-Fiction Text Features Posters
Created by Primary Punch. You can get it free on TPT
Another is http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top_teaching/2011/03/my-march-top-ten-list-nonfiction-reading-resources#morehttp://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top_teaching/2011/03/my-march-top-ten-list-nonfiction-reading-resources#more

Both resources are free and were God sent for this unit.A huge thank you to the creators - it will save many teachers hours of prep time. We shared the cards around and students looked at them in pairs. They read and discussed the feature on their card and then had 30 sec to share their feature back to the class.

Next, I distributed the following sheet for their Inquiry books and we headed for the school library.

In pairs again, the kiddies selected non-fiction books from the shelves and delved in, hunting for the text features we had shared about earlier. Such a valuable lesson as many children today think that you find information in Google as your first port of call. I believe they looked at Non-fiction books through new eyes today! We will be referencing our learning from today quite often in the days to come,  I think.
You can grab your free copy of the Text Feature scavenger hunt (HERE).
That's all for tonight. Stay tuned for part 3 coming soon :)

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Yours in teaching


  1. Thank you Sarah :) Yes, especially teaching children how to extract key words / ideas from text for their inquiry.