Sunday, January 22, 2012
Another fun activity I had the kids do was to make posters illustrating their favorite Non-Fiction Text Feature. They worked with partners for this activity, and I really saw some great collaboration and "synergizing," as we say. Even though I expect A LOT of my kids, I sometimes underestimate what they can do, and it always makes me happy when the finished product exceeds my expectation! I thought their posters were super cute, and I love the inventive spelling! They are using all those sounds we are learning.... :)
One other fun collaborative activity we did was have a Non-Fiction Text Feature Scavenger Hunt. I put my kiddos in pairs again and gave them an array of non-fiction texts - some were non-fiction books from our classroom library, others were non-fiction big books from the school library, etc. They had to locate all the different text features and write what page they found it on and what the purpose of that text feature was. Making it into a "game" really motivated them to look carefully and find all the features. Some kids discovered that they didn't have a particular text feature in their book, which was okay. We talked about how not all books have every single text feature. But they had a lot of fun and learned even more! Click the page below to download the FREE copy of my non-fiction text feature scavenger hunt.
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