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Richard Poulin

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Text Features of Informational Nonfiction Books

Search for an informational nonfiction book within your Lexile reading level using GetEpic.com books. Read the book aloud. As you read, pay attention to the text features we learned about and how they help you when reading. After you are finished reading, take screenshots of pages that show an example of each of the text features. You may need to take screenshots of multiple pages. Add the screenshots to Seesaw. Then use the text tool to label the text features found on each page. Add a short audio on each label that explains what the label is. Below the label, write a short complete sentence describing how this text feature helps you. Text Features: Cover, Title, Author, Illustrator, Publisher, Title Page, Table of Contents, Glossary, Index, Heading/Headline, Subheading, Photograph, Illustration, Map, Diagram, Timeline, Graph, Tables, Charts, Fact Box/Sidebar, Caption, Labels, Lists, Bullets, Icons/Symbols, Keywords, and Special Print (Bold, Colored, Italics, Underline) STEP 1: Choose an informational nonfiction book at your reading level STEP 2: Read the book aloud and pay attention to text features STEP 3: Take screenshots of pages with text features STEP 4: Go to Seesaw seesaw and click add STEP 5: Upload upload your screenshots and organize STEP 6: Use the text tool label to label the text features STEP 7: Add audio voice to each label explaining the text feature STEP 8: Below the label use the text tool label to explain how it helped you STEP 9: On the cover page add a caption caption with MLA citation STEP 10: Add as many pages addpage as you need and submit check

5th Grade, 7th Grade, 6th Grade, English Language Arts, English Language Learners
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

On GetEpic.com you can find nonfiction informational texts by topic or you can have students search. It is best to have this assignment overlap what is being discussed in other subjects. You can combine this with Quizlet to help students study words: https://quizlet.com/_9srqct?x=1jqt&i=145ydt I provide a printed graphic organizer for students to keep as a cheat sheet. There are many free text features graphic organizers online or you can export the Quizlet linked above. I recommend printing it and giving it to students to keep for future reference.