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Second Grade Style

As we dive into 2nd quarter my reading instruction is now full of non-fiction. Most of our reading objectives for the quarter deal with non-fiction. While my second graders usually know what non-fiction is and how it is different from fiction, they often don't understand most of the conventions, text features, and how to retell. So we spend a LOT of time in our minilessons learning all we can about non-fiction. I've started out by introducing text features. I had an old poster that had a…

Reading Genres Poster

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Reading Genres Poster

Nonfiction Writing Activity

Nonfiction Matters!

I'll let you in on a little secret about me. I absolutely love teaching nonfiction. I'll let you in on a second secret about me, I didn't re...

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This document will enable primary and intermediate students to idenitfy nonfiction text features/text structure when reading a nonfiction text.  St...

Nonfiction Text Structure/Features Search

This document will enable primary and intermediate students to idenitfy nonfiction text features/text structure when reading a nonfiction text. Students will hunt for the title, subtitle, glossary, index, types of print, captions, inserts, etc. A motivating, hands-on way to help students become fa...

Non-Fiction Text Features

Nonfiction Text Features

We have been connecting creatures from Eric Carle's books to nonfiction texts. I can see a huge increase in the interest of nonfiction books. A few students are starting to write about nonfiction topics at writing time. I saw so many great nonfiction convention charts on Pinterest that I was inspired to create an anchor chart and have the students make little non-fiction convention books! You can find a small kindergarten version and a bigger version below. I decided that for the little k…

Use word clouds for analyzing a character's traits.

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Corkboard Connections: Tips for Teaching Informational Text (Includes a freebie from Graphic Organizers)

Tips for Teaching Informational Text

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Informational Text Structures Poster

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FREE Informational Text Structures Handout and Poster

FREE Informational Text Structures Handout and Poster

Informational Text Structures can be tricky to teach, but they are important for understanding nonfiction text. Not only that, but they are also part of the Informational Text Common Core Standards for fourth and fifth grade: RI.4.5. Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text. RI.5.5. Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology,

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Johnny Appleseed week and a few Halloween things..

I must confess...I'm more than ready for Halloween. And so are my kids. I'm trying really hard to wait until this weekend to start decoratin...

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Anchoring the Standards: Teaching & Documenting the Common Core Standards with Anchor Charts Part 1

Teaching Ideas For Elementary Teachers

Tree of Knowledge (top photo): When students read a non-fiction book, they wrote one fact on a leaf (middle photo). When the season changed, I took down the leaves and started the process again. At the end of the year, I gave the students all the leaves they filled out and they created their own personal tree of knowledge (bottom photo). They have a keepsake of facts they collected from the year.

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Nonfiction Text Features

We have been connecting creatures from Eric Carle's books to nonfiction texts. I can see a huge increase in the interest of nonfiction books. A few students are starting to write about nonfiction topics at writing time. I saw so many great nonfiction convention charts on Pinterest that I was inspired to create an anchor chart and have the students make little non-fiction convention books! You can find a small kindergarten version and a bigger version below. I decided that for the little k…