Teaching the difference between Fiction books and Non-Fiction
books is an important skill, especially in the younger grades. In the past, I’ve always created a poster on chart paper with the information along with the students. Sometimes, in my rush, my poster had mistakes or was not the neatest as I must have missed the day they handed out the “teacher handwriting gene”! That always bugged me, because I would refer back to the poster for several weeks.
So I decided to create an anchor chart that I could BUILD with the students, but have the pieces already printed out, including cute graphics to help my kindergartners know what the words were. (I also missed the “being able to draw and have people recognize what it is” gene!)
So, here’s what I plan to do:
1. Take the poster on page 3 and 4 and blow it up to a 24x36 size (I like to do that at Office Depot.)
2. Copy the other pages on (5-8) on white cardstock, and then laminate everything.
3. Cut all the pieces apart. I like to use Velcro to attach them, but you can also just use tape.
I’ll use the pieces to BUILD the poster with the students on the empty clipboard poster (page 4). Once we’ve done that for a few lessons, I’ll have the filled in clipboard (page. 3) available to hang as a reminder to use in subsequent lessons.
I hope you find this useful!