Feedback is Sweet! This packet has 21 pages of useable material for grades 1-3. It's been newly edited and there is a reality/fantasy pocket chart sort in addition to the materials listed below plus an independent fiction/nonfiction picture sort.
My favorite part of this packet is the side-by-side comparison of the attributes of fiction vs. nonfiction. This is a packet that will help alleviate any confusion student might have about the differences between fiction and non-fiction. It addresses not just the attributes of the two genres, but also gives the kids a chance to put what they know to use.
It includes a mini-poster page explaining fiction and non-fiction that could be blown up in a poster-maker for a larger version. It has a fiction/non-fiction title sort, a what is fiction/non-fiction sort, a fiction/non-fiction comparison quick reference for the attributes of the two, an excerpt page for students to determine the text type, pocket chart header cards, pocket chart attribute cards for both fiction and non-fiction, created title cards for pocket chart sorting, an interactive foldable, a photo sample of the foldable, and a differentiated picture sort for emergent readers for real and not real.
I added a pocket chart sorting activity for reality vs. fantasy with 16 cards and two header cards because kids sometimes have issues deciding what is real and what is fantasy. There is a page of blank cards if you want to make your own fantasy/reality cards. This will be good for lower performing students or even if you are teaching a fairy tale unit.
This packet was core inspired and aligned with second-third grade standards. What I usually do first is teach the concept whole group and practice whole group first before I send kids to centers or independent practice. This packet allows for that because of the pocket chart sorts. The other sorts could be done independently but they could also be put together into a pocket folder as a center for literacy center times. The picture card sort would be great for a small group of early learners.