I created this book pass when I realized that my students were struggling to understand where to find and how to use text features in informational books. They struggled with knowing where to look for them and how to use them efficiently. For example, they struggled with understanding that bolded words were often in the glossary or that the index will point them where to go if they are looking for something specific. I found them flipping through each page of the book to look for things, which we all know takes way too long! So after reviewing what each of the text features are and where you can usually find them in a book I created this book pass to put their skills to work!
A book pass gives them the opportunity to look through a lot of books in a short period of time. It also teaches them that they can quickly look through a book to find out if it has what they need!
Page 1: Common Core Standards this book pass relates to.
Page 2: Description and materials needed.
Page 3: How to use this activity.
Page 4: Book Pass Form
Page 5: Book Pass Form continued - if you want the students to do more than 6 book passes copy this on the back of page 4 for more opportunities.