This mini-bundle includes two items: my best-selling nonfiction task cards and a nonfiction scavenger hunt.
The task cards are a great review for students on the important parts of nonfiction text. They can be used in a center, in a small group, or even as a whole class. Simply read a nonfiction book or article, pull out a task card, and discuss! Since these cards work with any piece of nonfiction, you can use them all year long! The task cards go over concepts like text features (glossary, table of contents, headings and subheadings, photographs, charts and graphs), text structure (compare and contrast, sequence, fact and opinion), and main idea and details.
These task cards are aligned with the following Common Core Standards for 4th grade (although they’re great for 3rd and 5th as well).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5 Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.7 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
The scavenger hunt activity allows students to explore text structure and text features of nonfiction text. They will search through book and articles for nonfiction features including diagrams, cross-sections, photographs, and glossaries and nonfiction strucutres including compare and contrast, cause and effect, and facts and opinion.
Try pairing students up and encouraging them to race against the clock to find as many items as they can.
This activity is aligned with the following 4th grade Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5 Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
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