Are you kicking off your unit in nonfiction? Let students explore the differences between fiction and nonfiction with these 4 stations. I used these as an introduction/review since most of these topics were already shared with students in prior years, but you could also use them to introduce the concepts for the first time.
Station focuses include:
*Book Shopping Challenge: get students to find books on a variety of general topics
*Text Structure Puzzles: have students recognize different ways the same topic can be shown depending on the structure of the text
*Fiction vs. Nonfiction Fact Sort: students will search for facts in a scene and have to sort them into a venn diagram
*Purpose of Reading: students will decipher scrambled words in code to learn 4 reasons why people would read nonfiction
2 options: Use The Teacher Wife's Secret Code Freebie
or Code Cards that I included