Thursday, October 20, 2011

Teaching Text Features

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 list of non-fiction text features on them in marker lettering. It wasn't fancy but it worked for the time being. As I started out this year's unit I couldn't seem to find that poster. I searched high and low in my carts but couldn't find it. So this morning during arrival I decided to make another one. Somehow this is what I ended up with:
I think it turned out pretty good! It's much more colorful and interactive than the old one and I included actual examples of some of the features from magazines. I enjoyed adding the colors and making it fun. I see anchor charts all over blogs and Pinterest that are so fun and to be honest I usually don't have the time or skill to make mine look that good. But this may be a stepping stone to livening up my anchor charts!

I made sure to include "why" author's use text features. Some older grades teachers have told us that their students may be able to identify text features but do not know why they are put in a book or text.

Of course, there's a major emphasis on USING text features to help students understand what they are reading. It's a strategy after all!

While I'm on the subject of non-fiction I have to give a shout out to Beth Newingham and her post on teaching non-fiction. I love her text feature books that the kids make with magazines. I made them with last year's class and will be pulling them out again soon! I also printed all of the posters to post near our carpet area.



24 comments:

  1. Hi Julie,
    I can't get your button to work on my website. I think there is something wrong where it says yourURL.com Let me know if you get it working and I'll add you to my blog roll. Come on over to my blog to check out my new giveaway! Thanks!
    Hilary
    www.rockinteachermaterials.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love this and your blog!

    gingersnapstreatsforteachers.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas!!

    confessionsofaprimaryteacher.blogpost.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. So glad I found the original source of this- you did a great job! I found your chart on Pinterest a while ago and used it to make one in my classroom: http://teacherapy.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/anchors-away/. Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love your poster. I will try to make one today... we have a performance task next week (practice one for our district) and it seems to focus on text features. This poster will solidify what we have been learning all year about text features. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  6. BandarQ | BandarQ Online | Agen BandarQ | Domino 99 | Agen Domino | AduQ Online Terbaik
    BandarQ
    PoloQQ

    ReplyDelete
  7. BandarQ | BandarQ Online | Agen BandarQ | Domino 99 | Agen Domino | AduQ Online Terbaik
    BandarQ
    PoloQQ
    Agen DominoQQ
    Agen DominoQQ

    ReplyDelete
  8. BandarQ | BandarQ Online | Agen BandarQ | Domino 99 | Agen Domino | AduQ Online Terbaik
    BandarQ
    PoloQQ
    Agen DominoQQ
    Agen DominoQQ

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi there, everything is going nicely here and of course every one is sharing information, that’s truly good, keep up writing.

    aduq
    bandar poker
    bandarq
    capsa susun
    poker online
    domino 99
    sakong
    berita bola

    ReplyDelete
  10. Ayok Gabung dengan Kami di IDBKartu.com

    Minimal Deposit 25.000
    Minimal Withdraw 25.000

    Bonus Turn Over 0.5%
    Bonus Refferal 20%

    Pin BBM : D8D5759B
    WhatsApp : +855 9244 6936

    Agen BandarQ
    Kumpulan BO Terpercaya

    ReplyDelete
  11. Kami VIPQIUQIU99 AGEN JUDI DOMINO ONLINE TERPERCAYA DI INDONESIA mengadakan SEO Kontes 2 atau Kontes SEO 2 yang akan di mulai pada Tanggal 25 Januari 2018 - 25 April 2018 , dengan Total Hadiah Rp. 35.000.000,- Ikuti dan Daftarkan diri Anda untuk memenangkan dan ikut menguji kemampuan SEO Anda. Siapkan website terbaik Anda untuk mengikuti kontes ini. Buktikan bahwa Anda adalah Ahli SEO disini. Saat yang tepat untuk mengetest kemampuan SEOAnda dengan tidak sia-sia, hadiah kontes ini adalah Rp 35.000.000,-

    Tunggu apa lagi?
    Kontes SEO ini akan menggunaka kata kunci (Keyword) VIPQIUQIU99.COM AGEN JUDI DOMINO ONLINE TERPERCAYA DI INDONESIA Jika Anda cukup percaya akan kemampuan SEO Anda, silahkan daftarkan web terbaik Anda SEKARANG JUGA! Dan menangkan hadiah pertama Rp. 10.000.000. Keputusan untuk Pemenang Akan di tentukan dengan aturan kontes SEO yang dapat dilihat di halaman ini.

    Tunggu apa lagi? Ikuti kontes ini sekarang juga!

    CONTACT US
    - Phone : 85570931456
    - PIN BB : 2B48B175
    - SKYPE : VIPQIUQIU99
    - FACEBOOK: VIPQIUQIU99

    Agen Domino
    Domino Online
    Agen QQ
    QQ Online
    Judi Online
    Judi Domino

    ReplyDelete
  12. Nice post. I learn something more difficult on completely different blogs everyday. It is going to at all times be stimulating to read content material from other writers and practice a bit of one thing from their store. I’d want to use some with the content material on my blog whether or not you don’t mind. Natually I’ll give you a link on your internet blog. Thanks for sharing. casino online

    ReplyDelete
  13. Yuk Buruan ikutan bermain di website http://spokerqq.net
    Sekarang spokerqq Memiliki Game terbaru Dan Ternama loh...
    => Bonus Refferal 15%
    => Bonus Turn Over 0,5%
    => Minimal Depo 20.000
    => Minimal WD 20.000
    => 100% Member Asli
    => Pelayanan DP & WD 24 jam
    => Livechat Kami 24 Jam Online
    => Bisa Dimainkan Di Hp Android
    => Di Layani Dengan 6 Bank Terbaik
    => 1 User ID 8 Permainan Menarik
    Ayo gabung sekarang juga hanya dengan
    mengklick POKER ONLINE
    WHATSAPP : +855967136164
    PIN BB : 2B13CFDA
    PIN BB : E34BB179
    LINE ID : sweetycandys
    Blogger : carisahabatqq.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Yuk Buruan ikutan bermain di website http://spokerqq.net
    Sekarang spokerqq Memiliki Game terbaru Dan Ternama loh...
    => Bonus Refferal 15%
    => Bonus Turn Over 0,5%
    => Minimal Depo 20.000
    => Minimal WD 20.000
    => 100% Member Asli
    => Pelayanan DP & WD 24 jam
    => Livechat Kami 24 Jam Online
    => Bisa Dimainkan Di Hp Android
    => Di Layani Dengan 6 Bank Terbaik
    => 1 User ID 8 Permainan Menarik
    Ayo gabung sekarang juga hanya dengan
    mengklick POKER ONLINE
    WHATSAPP : +855967136164
    PIN BB : 2B13CFDA
    PIN BB : E34BB179
    LINE ID : sweetycandys
    Blogger : carisahabatqq.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. JAGUARQQ | DOMINO 99 | POKER | BANDARQ ONLINE
    * Dengan Minimal Deposit : Rp 15.000,-
    * Tersedia 8 Game Dalam 1 User ID
    + BandarQ
    + ADUQ
    + SAKONG
    + DOMINO99
    + BANDAR66
    + POKER
    + BANDAR POKER
    + CAPSA SUSUN
    * Bonus Rollingan 0,5% Setiap minggu
    * Bonus Referal 20% Seumur hidup
    - Kontak Kami -
    PIN BBM : 2AE76E22
    WA : +855964608606
    LINE : csjaguarqq
    Website : Mobiljaguar
    Twitter : JaguarQQ

    ReplyDelete
  16. Yuk Buruan ikutan

    bermain di website

    http://Idrsahabatpk.ne

    t
    Sekarang Idrsahabatpk

    Memiliki Game terbaru

    Dan Ternama loh...
    => Bonus Refferal 15%


    => Bonus Turn Over

    0,5%
    => Minimal Depo 20.000


    => Minimal WD 20.000
    => 100% Member Asli




    => Pelayanan DP & WD

    24 jam
    => Livechat Kami 24

    Jam Online
    => Bisa Dimainkan Di

    Hp Android
    => Di Layani Dengan 6

    Bank Terbaik
    => 1 User ID 8

    Permainan Menarik
    Ayo gabung sekarang

    juga hanya dengan
    mengklick POKER

    ONLINE

    WHATSAPP :

    +855967136164
    PIN BB : 2B13CFDA
    PIN BB : E34BB179
    LINE ID : sweetycandys
    Blogger :

    carisahabatqq.blogspot

    .com



    Idrsahabatpk AGEN

    BANDARQ AGEN DOMINO 99

    DAN POKER ONLINE AMAN

    DAN TERPERCAYA
    Susah cari Situs judi

    online yang bisa di

    percaya...?
    Mari gabung di POKER

    ONLINE

    Bonus Refferal 15%
    Bonus Turn Over 0,5%
    Agen Judi Online

    Terbesar dan

    Terpercaya se asia
    Daftar dan buktikan

    sendiri sekarang

    juga..
    WHATSAPP :

    +855967136164
    PIN BB : 2B13CFDA
    PIN BB : E34BB179
    LINE ID : sweetycandys
    Blogger :

    carisahabatqq.blogspot

    .com



    Idrsahabatpk POKER

    ONLINE
    lagi promo

    lohh..
    Bonus Refferal 15%
    Bonus Turn Over 0,5%
    Tunggu apa lagi.. ???
    Mari Daftar dan

    bergabung bersama kami
    WHATSAPP :

    +855967136164
    PIN BB : 2B13CFDA
    PIN BB : E34BB179
    LINE ID : sweetycandys



    Cari Situs Judi POKER

    ONLINE
    Online yang

    aman dan terpercaya ?
    Solusinya hanya di

    Idrsahabatpk
    Bonus Refferal 15%
    Bonus Turn Over 0,5%
    Hanya dengan minimal

    deposit 20ribu sudah

    bisa bermain 8 game

    sekaligus lohh..
    "NEW AGEN BANDAR 66"
    Ayo daftar dan gabung

    sekarang juga,,
    WHATSAPP :

    +855967136164
    PIN BB : 2B13CFDA
    PIN BB : E34BB179
    LINE ID : sweetycandys


    Susah menang di situs

    lain ???
    Ayo daftarkan diri

    anda di Idrsahabatpk
    Raih kemenangan Dengan

    POKER

    ONLINE


    SahabatPoker
    Bonus Refferal 15%
    Bonus Turn Over 0,5%
    WHATSAPP :

    +855967136164
    PIN BB : 2B13CFDA
    PIN BB : E34BB179
    LINE ID : sweetycandys



    Mau menang banyak

    dengan modal sedikit..
    Ayo gabung di Agen

    Domino

    Idrsahabatpk.com
    =>Bonus Refferal 15%
    =>Bonus Turn Over 0,5%
    =>Min Deposit Rp20.000
    =>1 User ID 8 Games
    Situs yang bisa

    memberikan kemenangan

    POKER

    ONLINE

    raih kemenangan anda

    segera...
    WHATSAPP :

    +855967136164
    PIN BB : 2B13CFDA
    PIN BB : E34BB179
    LINE ID : sweetycandys


    Bonus dari

    Idrsahabatpk
    Bonus Refferal 15%
    Bonus Turn Over 0,5%
    Ayo gabung sekarang

    juga hanya dengan
    mengklick POKER

    ONLINE

    WHATSAPP :

    +855967136164
    PIN BB : 2B13CFDA
    PIN BB : E34BB179
    LINE ID : sweetycandys


    DEWA POKER | TEXAS

    HOLDEM POKER | POKER

    ONLINE | PERMAINAN

    POKER | TEXAS POKER |

    POKER ONLINE INDONESIA

    | ZYNGA POKER | POKER

    UANG ASLI

    Yuk Buruan ikutan

    bermain di website

    http://Idrsahabatpk.co

    m

    => Bonus Refferal 15%


    => Bonus Turn Over

    0,5%
    => Minimal Depo 20.000


    => Minimal WD 20.000
    => 100% Member Asli




    => Pelayanan DP & WD

    24 jam
    => Livechat Kami 24

    Jam Online
    => Bisa Dimainkan Di

    Hp Android
    => Di Layani Dengan 6

    Bank Terbaik
    => 1 User ID 8

    Permainan Menarik

    WHATSAPP :

    +855967136164
    PIN BB : 2B13CFDA
    PIN BB : E34BB179
    LINE ID : sweetycandys

    ReplyDelete