Free Nonfiction Text Feature Surgery Vocabulary Cards

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  1. Teaching your students how to read and comprehend nonfiction text can be hard and boring, but it doesn't have to be! That's why we created this bundle of some of our most engaging nonfiction best sellers. Your students will love learning about nonfiction text features, non-fiction text structures, m
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Nonfiction text feature surgery has been seen all over social media, and now you can bring this engaging activity to your own classroom!

These vocabulary cards are a FREE SAMPLE of the complete product found here.

The complete product includes:

•Welcome to Medical School- Interactive notes to introduce the non-fiction text features to your students. Includes Table of Contents, Bold Words, Glossary, Heading, Maps, Photographs, Illustrations, Captions, Diagram with Labels, Index and Graphs/Tables. 

•Text Feature Matching Cards- Use these as a matching center activity or a fun memory game.

•Donuts: A Circular Delight-This article can be used as a source for your students to find text features if magazines are not available.

•Surgery Day Checklist- Step by step directions for your students to follow during the surgery activity. 

•Patient Files- Students will analyze the symptoms of 10 patients to determine which text feature would help them. They will then find an example of that text feature in the magazine and glue it into the box. 

•Post-Op Report- An early finisher activity where students will identify the purpose of each text feature, and how it helps the reader. 

•Answer Keys Included


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.


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