What a fun way to teach nonfiction and fiction text features. You get two books to read and compare. Learn a bit about giraffes as well. These easy texts are written for first grade and second grade students. Students are given the opportunity to become the illustrator by drawing the pictures for the nonfiction text as well as coloring in the graphics for the fiction text.
Post reading activities are included to focus on the differences between fiction and nonfiction. Write about what information was learned. Compare and contrast the two types of text. Identify the character, setting, and events in the story.
One 6 page nonfiction story
one 3 page fiction story
A reader response worksheet focusing on main topic and detail addressed the nonfiction text.
A flip-book identifying the characters, setting, and event focuses on the fiction text.
A Venn diagram is also included to compare and contrast the two texts as well.
Common Core State Standards:
RI.1.5: Know and use various text features: headings, tables of contents,
RL.1.5: Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information.
RI.1.2: Identify the main topic and retell details of a text.
RI.1.10: With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
RL.1.5: Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
Connection to Writing and Science
The nonfiction text can be utilized as a resource for collection of information about giraffes prior to completing an informational writing about giraffes.
Do you love giraffes like me? Extend the learning.
Giraffes: An Informational Unit ELA, Writing, and Math
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