Do your students need help understanding the differences between fiction vs nonfiction texts? These ideas & activities are perfect for making an anchor chart for your classroom as your students are learning to distinguish between fiction and nonfiction.
WHY TEACH STUDENTS TO FIND THE MAIN IDEA? Being able to find the main idea of a text is a complex and important nonfiction reading skill for upper elementary students (3rd-5th grade). “Learning how to understand
As adult readers, we know the importance of using nonfiction text features in order to help us understand the main body of text. Headings help us to make predictions while reading, and then easily find
An early lesson you want to teach your students is the difference in books that tell stories and books that give information. I have found that the best way to teach this is within context of different types of texts. Let's read more about some resources that I have used to teach the differences in the two types, as well as meet our pesky friend, the BOOK BANDIT! We begin the unit learning the text features of both types of texts by creating this anchor chart and using real text examples to…
Check out these great Author's Purpose anchor charts. These simple charts will engage your students while they learn about identifying the author's purpose in nonfiction text. Add these to your lessons and activities to help your students gain mastery!