Introducing Fiction and Nonfiction in the Library
The following worksheets or interactive board activities are a way to both introduce the idea of fiction and nonfiction books in the library and help students start to learn how to find the books. These were created for lower elementary students, typically K-2nd grades.
Fiction Vs. Nonfiction Picture Sort. In this cut and paste activity, students cut out the pictures and then must decide of what is pictured is considered fiction or nonfiction. The activity helps students differentiate between the two types of books.
Fiction and Nonfiction Book Features Sort. This activity asks students to rewrite words from a word bank under the correct heading. For example, “Characters” would go under Fiction while “Glossary” would be found under Nonfiction. This activity can be used as a printed worksheet or as an interactive/SMART board activity for whole class participation.
Fiction and Nonfiction Spine Labels. This worksheet again works well as individual work, or as a whole class SMART board activity. Students are asked to circle the Fiction spine labels in one color and the Nonfiction spine labels in another color. This activity helps students learn how to identify a book based on the spine label/call number.
*Do your spine labels look different? Perhaps you use FIC instead of F? If so, please contact me via Teachers Pay Teachers and I will gladly send you an editable version that you can tailor to your classroom needs.