We dove into our study of nonfiction text features over the last two weeks. We started with a sorting activity for fiction and nonfiction text features. The students had a few misconceptions, but we were able to clear those up.
Next up was our first target: explaining the differences between photographs and illustrations. After showing various pictures from text, students were able to narrow down the difference. On the chart below you can see two pictures off to the side: orange – a photograph of a frog, green – illustration of a beaver. We also had an amazing discussion about why an author may choose to use illustrations over photographs in nonfiction text.
While teaching students about the important work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we also had an opportunity to put our knowledge of photographs and illustrations to work. We used the two books you see below. In fact, the cover of the book on the left has a matching illustration in the book on the right. The kids loved looking at the same picture in two different ways.
As we visit and study various text features, we attach the same pictures from the anchor charts into our scrapbooks for cohesive learning. The pictures below show the pages students see inside of their scrapbooks.
Next up is learning to identify bold and italic text in our reading and explain why an author uses those text features.
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Just finished up a book companion for Amazing Animal Journeys, a Level 3 National Geographic Kids text. This book follows the migration of zebras, red crabs, and walruses. If you already own the bundle, be sure to grab this latest addition.
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Books have been a constant in my life since I was a young reader. I'm so glad that it's my turn to share my love of books with others. ❤️❤️❤️Books have meant so much to me my entire life. I love how books can change our perspective or strengthen our beliefs. I love how you can pass joy by sharing a book you love with someone. I love how more recently, educators and publishing house are realizing the importance and significance of representation in children’s books. I’d like to point out however, that BIPOC folx and LGBT+ folx and differently abled folx have been begging for representation for....ever. In a well know idea from Rudine Sims Bishop, books should be mirrors and windows for our students. I love this graphic by @grantdraws What have books been for you? #thetututeacher #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers ... See MoreSee Less