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Text Features Newspaper Search Activity

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My kids get a kick out of this activity, because newspapers are FILLED with all types of text features that we discuss in class. This document includes two different versions of the activity:

Version 1 (Long): I use this one as my initial activity, to really stress how many different types of text features there are in things that we read every single day! I divide the students into groups and each small group is given 1 newspaper and 1 packet to complete. Students are then instructed to find an example, within the newspaper, of each type of text feature listed. They then cut out the example that they find and glue it in the box that is next to the text feature found. I then have them to discuss WHY the author included that text feature, so that they fully understand the benefits that text features have within a passage.

Version 2 (Short): I use this during stations / centers. It is a checklist or guide for students to use, as they are reading a passage. Students check off the types of text features that they find and discuss, as a group, the purpose of those text features.

Text Features covered:
-Photos or Illustrations
-Charts or Graphs

Both activities are editable, so you can alter them to be used with magazines, books, etc.
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