Teaching about nonfiction text features can be especially challenging. Expository texts are less thrilling as it is...throw in all of those features, and our students are lost at times.
I've included the main text features students come across (and let's face it, the main ones they are tested on, ugh) and created a child friendly book that they can reference and add to, as you teach about the many different features. You can see all of the pages in the free preview!
The features included are:
- table of contents
- headings and subheadings
- types of print: bold, italics, highlighted
- illustrations and photographs
- captions and labels
- graphs, tables, charts, and diagrams
- pronunciation guide
Each page includes the title of the feature, the purpose of it, a visual of what it looks like, and three boxes for students to fill in, to reflect on where they can find it, how they can use it to help them in their current text, and a reflection for them to fill in after they feel they have mastered an understanding of the feature.
All pages are black and white only, to save on ink with all of these copies you'll need to make. :)
Some options are to print out the entire booklet at once, and have students add to it as you go through your curriculum, or to just use the pages that are critical to YOUR classroom. Do what makes the most sense for you. :)
I hope this can be of some help in your instruction this year. If you choose to purchase, please leave some feedback for me! Thank you!!