Expository Text Features Booklet...

Nov 11, 2009 by

Writing Trait/Strategy: Organization; text features Mentor Text Suggestions: nonfiction picture books Ranger Rick magazine National Geographic for Kids magazine Kids Discover magazine Description: Once students are aware of the differences between narrative and expository text, it is important for them to be exposed to the text features nonfiction writers use to most effectively communicate their information. I introduce these text features during a series of reading workshop minilessons to prepare them for a writing unit on nonfiction feature articles. After each text feature is introduced, students are asked to complete a page in their Text Features Booklets (see directions below). On some pages they glue in an example that I provide. On other pages they search their independent reading books for examples of that feature and draw or write them into the booklets. To...

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