This is a great resource to introduce your primary students to the differences between fiction and non-fiction texts. It is a generic graphic organizer packet, so teachers can use this as a whole group model for any fiction or non-fiction books they have available to them in the classroom as they model for their students how to distinguish between the two genres.
The first pages of the document help to refresh student's memories about the different aspects of each type of text. Students can include these in their copy and use them as a reference.
Once the different genres are reviewed, there are checklists/graphic organizers provided to help students determine whether the book they are reading is fiction or non-fiction. This can be done through whole class read alouds or independently.
Student can then use their graphic organizers to help them organize their thinking in a written response answer to the question, "What genre of text is the book you just read?" Sentence starters have also been provided to help aid students writing.
Since this is a generic graphic organizer, it is a great resource for students to be familiar with so they are able to complete this activity with any book they have picked themselves. I have used it as an "early finisher" activity in my classroom, and my students love it!
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