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With ELA standards putting a heavy emphasis on non-fiction, being able to use text features is essential to reading success. This is a set of 14 posters plus two corresponding activities to help students identify, understand, and use text features.
Each poster measures 8x10 and includes an illustrated example and definition. I created these as a visual support for my class. They hang in my room all year where students refer to them often.
The activity pages include:
• Reading response worksheet that gives students practice identifying and using text features found in a book
• Cut-and-paste worksheet which requires students to glue the correct definition next to the corresponding text feature
• Student reference sheet that also doubles as an answer key for the cut-and-paste worksheet
Text features included in this set:
• table of contents
• boldface type (also provided as "Bold Print")
• bullet points
The posters can also be cut apart for a center activity. See how other teachers have used them:
✪ "These are great! I cut the picture from the definition. I put the pictures up in the hall and the students had to match the definitions." - Patricia
✪ "Students loved them. They took the iPods, found the images in the nonfiction materisls they were using, took a picture of the specific item, put the images together and made a classroom chart. Excellent. - Jan
✪ "I laminated these and used them as a literacy center where students matched them. I also used them along with a Scholastic News and had students complete a Scavenger Hunt for text features. Great resource." - Melissa