Nonfiction Text Feature Surgery | Passage with Text Features | Posters

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Two Sharp Pencils
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Teaching text features can be hard to make exciting. My 3rd graders loved performing "surgery" plus it drew in other students not in class who were visiting the library.
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Nonfiction Text Feature Surgery is not only a fun and engaging activity for your students, but it also helps them to develop important skills in reading comprehension and text analysis. By identifying and analyzing text features, students will become more proficient in understanding nonfiction texts and will be better prepared for standardized testing. This product is suitable for a wide range of grade levels and can be easily adapted to suit your classroom needs. Plus, with everything included in this product, you can save time and energy on lesson planning and preparation.

Get your students excited about nonfiction text features with this engaging and interactive activity! Nonfiction Text Feature Surgery has taken social media by storm and now you can bring this fun and educational experience to your own classroom. This product includes everything you need to create a memorable and hands-on learning experience for your students. Whether you want to keep it simple or go all out with surgical gloves and face masks, this product has got you covered. Give your students a memorable learning experience and help them to become confident and skilled readers with Nonfiction Text Feature Surgery.

In this product you will find:

•Welcome to Medical School- Interactive notes to introduce the non-fiction text features to your students. Includes Table of Contents, Bold Words, Glossary, Heading, Maps, Photographs, Illustrations, Captions, Diagram with Labels, Index and Graphs/Tables. 

•Text Feature Matching Cards- Use these as a matching center activity or a fun memory game.

•Donuts: A Circular Delight-This article can be used as a source for your students to find text features if magazines are not available.

•Surgery Day Checklist- Step by step directions for your students to follow during the surgery activity. 

•Patient Files- Students will analyze the symptoms of 10 patients to determine which text feature would help them. They will then find an example of that text feature in the magazine and glue it into the box. 

•Post-Op Report- An early finisher activity where students will identify the purpose of each text feature, and how it helps the reader. 

•Answer Keys Included


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21 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.


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