Teaching text features involves more than just identifying what the text features are. Students must understand how the text features are used, why an author selects a particular one, and how the text feature helps them as a reader. On top of all of that, they must be able to answer rigorous questions about them in testing situations. This PowerPoint is not only very appealing to students, but also explicitly teaches each of these educational concepts. Included in this weeklong lesson on text features:
Daily Do-Ables of a Text Features Standard
Scaffolded Note-Taking for students
Student-Friendly definitions and reasons why a text feature is useful
Interactive Slides in a "Game Format"
Easy-to-Use Graphic Organizer for the Interactive Journals
Detailed instructions to guide you through the weeklong lesson
In addition, slides indicate what part of the gradual release model the class is on, to ensure that you "release responsibility" to your students. If your district uses the McGraw Hill Wonders series there are excerpted portions provided; however, if you do not, these slides are easily adapted to include your own curriculum. Students begin with a graphic organizer and end the week with an analytical writing piece.