Look what I see! Non-Fiction Text Features help the reader to better comprehend what is read. This 12 page booklet allows students to record information for 11 different non-fiction text features that they locate in a non-fiction book.
Each page focuses on a text feature. Text features included are: Title, Table of Contents, Caption, Bold Print, Glossary, Index, Photograph, Diagram, Map, Table, Timeline.
On each booklet page, which is the size of half an 8 x 11 inch sheet of copy paper, the student records the answer to these questions about the text feature listed on the booklet page:
* Where is the text feature found in the book?
(Ex. Table of Contents - beginning of book, Glossary - back of book )
* What is the text feature's purpose?
(Ex. Caption - to give quick information about the picture it is near )
* Here's an example.
(Student draws a picture or writes a brief sample of what the text
feature looks like in their book.)
1. Make one copy of each downloaded page per student with the
exception of the booklet's cover. The first downloaded page
contains two booklet covers so only half the number of copies need
to be made for the number of booklets required.
2. Copied pages need to be cut into half sheets.
3. Copied and cut pages need to be collated and stapled on the left
4. The completed booklet will have a total of 12 pages.
1. Gather a collection of non-fiction books of different reading levels
and layouts for the classroom.
2. Distribute one non-fiction book and text feature booklet to each
3. Focus on one text feature in a lesson. After introducing or
reviewing a feature, model how the page in the booklet should be
done that relates to that feature. The first several days of lessons
and booklet work will help to guide students on expectations for
how to successfully use their reading book and accurately record
the information into the Non-Fiction Text Features Booklet.
4. Continue until all pages are completed.
5. Completed Non-Fiction Text Features Booklets could be stored in
interactive notebooks, reading journals, or book boxes for easy
access and reference.
Duration: 6 - 12 days