Sunday, December 30, 2012

Non-Fiction-What is it?

My second grade Focus classes have been focusing on a unit, Pastabilities (learning about Italy). Throughout the unit, we have been able to use fiction and non-fiction. I decided to go "all out" with non-fiction (definitely Common Core).

First, we learned about what is non-fiction and the features of non-fiction. Here are the charts we made:

 We also learned the purpose of each feature. Students used a variety of non-fiction sources. They identified the features. We made these charts:

We spent several days text mapping too. The students really enjoyed this. Not only did the students identify text features, they used the text mapping to answer comprehension questions about food in Italy.

Stay tuned for Non-Fiction post 2
Be sure to check out my Non-Fiction Text Features Choice Board in my TpT store.

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