I have fallen in love with Non-Fiction over the past few years. I used to find it so challenging to incorporate into my reading instruction. Now, it seems that there are endless tools, strategies, and resources for teaching non-fiction. I just couldn’t wait to dive-in to some of our favorite non-fiction texts this year!!
I always like to start things off with exploring TEXT FEATURES! Last year, I received this very cool poster with my order of Scholastic News….
My students loved how they blew up a page from one of the magazines in order to label the different text features!!
This year, we decided to have students create their own Text Feature Posters, to provide a more hands-on approach to learning about the different features!!!
To create our DIY posters, we used our latest edition of Science Spin from Scholastic. At the end of the week, when we were done with the magazine, we got to work!! I had my students cut the pages down the middle, and glue them onto a piece of 12×18 construction paper. Then I provided them with a title and a strip of labels with the different features.