Stretch students’ understanding of and ability to use nonfiction text features with this engaging activity! Students love informational texts…and their comprehension soars when they are able to use nonfiction text features to build a better understanding of the author’s message and big idea.
If students meet Informational Standard 7, they are able to interpret the information in a text feature and explain how it contributes to their understanding. This Scavenger Hunt will help move students beyond being able to simply name text features they see in a text. After the lesson, students will be able to explain what information they can gather from them as well as use them to learn more information about the topic. This will help students see text features as a resource to better understand the topic or main idea of a text!
These activities are designed for students who have a basic understanding of nonfiction text features.
This download includes:
-Scavenger Hunt to be used with newspapers or magazines
Part 1: Name it! With post-its (printing directions included)
Part 2: Gain information about the topic
-Show What You Know Mini-Assessment
-Text feature cards (15 features plus 5 blank cards)
--title, table of contents, heading/subheading, photograph, illustration, caption, chart/graph, map, diagram, sidebar, bold words, timeline, bulleted list, index, glossary
-Exit tickets (2)
-Reader’s Response cards to use with any nonfiction text
-Activities include scoring considerations to evaluate students' progress
-These mini-lessons also include teacher language/examples of modeling to use when demonstrating to students
-Scaffolding questions to engage students who struggle
-Essential Question and Objectives to be posted for student reference during lesson
Please let me know if you have any questions! Thank you for checking out this product!