My Road Trip Though Nonfiction Text Features encourages the use of authentic resources to identify 28 different text features found in nonfiction texts. This unit directly involves the student in creating a resource that can be used when researching and reading in nonfiction text. Through this unit, the students will be introduced to a text feature, will create a definition to define the purpose/use, and will then search through various texts to locate an example(s) of the feature. By using authentic resources toÂ locate these features, the students are provided with hands-on experiences that actually allow the students to identifyÂ with their reading material.
Although there are resources included in this unit that introduce 28 text features, you do not have to address each feature. If you are a primary grade, you may not want to introduce all 28. This unit allows the teacher to create their own unit of study and can be adapted to meet the needs of multiple grade levels.