Anyway, I've been meaning to blog about this FOR - EH- VAH, but as usual, blogging gets overtaken by that pesky thing called LIFE. :) But anyway, my kiddos have been overtaken by some non-fiction lately! Oh, and little side note.....what do you guys call non-fiction?? Do you call it non-fiction or informational text, or both?? And do you use the two terms interchangeably? I know that's random, but it's been bothering me because I see activities listed under both terms, and I know it's the same thing, but I never know which one is more appropriate to use or if it even matters!! Goodness gracious..that was a bird-walking moment if I've ever seen one. BUT...we've been reading non-fiction/informational text (there, I covered all my bases), we've been studying non-fiction text features, we've been writing non-fiction, and more! The kids are loving it too.
I don't know about you all, but when I'm about to do a project with my kids, I have to have some kind of an organized template for how they will record/write down information or I just go crazy. I know some teachers can just let their kids staple some paper together and write and glue random things on it, and I envy you. But I just can't handle it. It makes me batty... I like uniformity. I have control issues...I know this, and I'm working on it. But in the meantime, making a template for my kid's projects keeps me sane.
We have done two projects lately with our non-fiction study. The first was a non-fiction text feature scavenger hunt type project where the kids went through Time for Kids magazines and other magazines and found examples of all the different text features we studied and made their own book. This project was a blast!!! It was incredibly messy and quite time consuming, but it was authentic work and worth the time and effort. Click the picture above to find this great book on my TPT store!
It's only $1.00!!
|Here are my sweet babies (no pun intended) with their AWESOME non-fiction text feature books! They did such a great job!!|
If you are in the middle of a non-fiction unit and would like these two units, I would LOVE to give them away, so the first 3 people who FOLLOW MY BLOG, FOLLOW MY TPT STORE (www.teacherspayteachers.com/store/bethbanco), and COMMENT ON THIS POST with your email will get these two units for FREE! Happy Veteran's Day!