Descriptive Nonfiction Text Structure: Sketch Notes & Interactive Notebook

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Teach students all about the Descriptive Nonfiction Text Structure with this super engaging “Doodle and Do” resource. First, students will complete sketch notes as they DOODLE notes on the descriptive text structure. Then, they’ll DO 6 reading and writing activities to help them showcase their understanding of the expository text structure. All activities are designed for interactive notebooks. Each activity is designed to be fun! This resource will take at least 3 days to complete.

Great News! This resource is a part of the Nonfiction Text Structures Interactive Notebook Mini-Unit Bundle! The bundle includes Doodle and Do mini-units for each Nonfiction Text Structure: Problem and Solution, Compare and Contrast, Cause and Effect, Description, and Chronological Order.


About the “Doodle” Notes:

Students will develop an understanding of the Descriptive Nonfiction Text Structure first by completing a set of doodle notes. Doodle notes are color-it-in, fill-it-in, and doodle-encouraging note sheets. They’re not only visually engaging, they’re also effective in helping students increase their focus and ability to recall information. Plus…they’re really fun! Students glue their doodle notes into their interactive notebooks. In this resource, there are 2 options of Doodle Notes:

• Option 1: All the notes are filled in. With this option students will color, embellish, and add doodles to the notes as you review the information with the class.

• Option 2: Some of the notes are filled in and students need to fill in the remainder of the notes (like guided notes). Students will work to fill in the notes as you teach the content.


About the “Do” Activities

After students complete their Doodle Notes it’s time for them to “Do” some fun interactive notebook activities. The activities are designed around lessons to help students deepen their understanding of the Descriptive Nonfiction Text Structure. There are six activities in all:

• Doodle and Describe: Students carry the doodle concept into the first activity when they doodle their favorite and least favorite things and then add labels to describe their sketches.

• Guess What? Activity: Students read descriptions about people, places and things and then guess what is being described.

• Reading with our Senses: Students read a passage and then identify the sensory details that are provided in the passage.

• Descriptive Text Structure Reading 1: Students read a passage using the descriptive text structure and then complete questions based on their reading.

• Descriptive Text Structure Reading 2: Students read a passage using the descriptive text structure and then complete a graphic organizer.

• Descriptive Text Structure Writing: Students write a descriptive passage about their favorite place. First, they complete a brainstorm. Then, they write a passage using the text structure.


Suggested Sequence & Planning:

Day 1:
• Doodle Notes on Descriptive Nonfiction Text Structure
• Doodle and Describe Activity

Day 2:
• Guess What? Clues Activity
• Reading with Our Senses Passage and Chart
• Reading Passage and Comprehension Questions – “The Taj Mahal”

Day 3:
• Reading Passage and Graphic Organizer – “Giant Pandas”
• Descriptive Text Structure Writing


This detailed “Doodle and Do” resource includes:

- An overview and set-up of the mini-unit
- Tips and tricks for implementing interactive notebooks
- Doodle Notes lesson plan
- Detailed Lesson Plans for each “Do” Activity
- Doodle Notes – 2 versions! 1 version has all the notes filled in. The other version is missing some information and students are required to fill it in while learning.
- 11 Interactive Shapes!
- Doodle and Describe Activity
- Guess What? Activity
- Reading with our Senses – Passage and Chart
- Description Text Structure Reading – “The Taj Mahal”
- Reading Comprehension Questions
- Description Text Structure Reading – “The Giant Panda”
- Graphic Organizer Interactive Shape
- Descriptive Writing Pre-Write
- Descriptive Writing Page
- All Answer Keys


Other Doodle and Do Resources…
Problem-Solution Nonfiction Text Structure
Doodle Notes and 6 Fun Activities

Chronological Order Nonfiction Text Structure Doodle Notes and 6 Fun Activities

How to Study for a Test Doodle Notes and 5 Learning Stations

Writing Responses with Text-Based Evidence Doodle Notes and 5 Learning Stations


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Teaching Duration
3 Days

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Descriptive Nonfiction Text Structure: Sketch Notes & Inte
Descriptive Nonfiction Text Structure: Sketch Notes & Inte
Descriptive Nonfiction Text Structure: Sketch Notes & Inte
Descriptive Nonfiction Text Structure: Sketch Notes & Inte