Did you know that by 12th grade 70% on the texts students will read will be informational? Common Core is here and with it comes increased focus on non-fiction texts. Help even your little ones be prepared for this shift by introducing them to non-fiction text features early on.
This booklet can be used as an on-going scavenger hunt throughout the school year. It includes 31 text features (plus 3 blank pages to add your own) with spaces to write the purpose of the text feature and paste or draw examples. My students loved cutting out examples from their Scholastic News or ReadWorks articles. The text features are listed in alphabetical order to make them easy to find (and it also makes a great authentic ABC order activity!).
I designed this booklet to be stored in 3-prong folders, which is why the text is centered slightly more to the right. In addition to the text feature pages, there is also a checklist/table of contents so the students can keep track of which text features they have learned. I included a cover label to attach to the front of the folders, as well.
This booklet is like providing your students with their own personal non-fiction text features anchor chart that they can refer to time and time again. If you do not get to all of the text features during the school year, challenge your students to complete it at home during the summer.
Light Up the Classroom