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Now, we are working on summarizing nonfiction and making inferences from nonfiction. I'm having to get quite creative in order to keep my kids engaged in all of this nonfiction work!
Basically, the students had to create their own mini-magazine about a topic of their choice. This also hit some of our research and reasoning standards as well as a few writing standards.
I decided to devote several days to this because I think that if students can WRITE each type of text structure with some success, then the odds of them being able to identify it and also understand the purpose behind different text structures is greater. The students really had to put some thought into what subtopics would be a good fit for each type of text structure, which is exactly what I was hoping for.
This would also be a great at-home project if you don't have a few days of class time to devote to it. We began with research and rough drafts using the assignment sheet. Each student got to pick a semi-broad topic that they could write 5 articles about.
We went to the library, and each student used a print resource, an online resource, and they were challenged to find a media resource, if possible. Then, we transferred our drafts onto a single large piece of construction paper.
Some kids typed theirs at home and others hand wrote them. We printed pictures and cited our sources. We made gorgeous covers. We checked our assignment sheets to make sure we had everything that was required.
Then, we shared our magazines in Scoot fashion. Everyone left their magazine at their desk, and we took some time scooting from desk to desk to read the magazines. They brought sticky notes with them so that they could make kind comments on each other's magazines and also so that they could answer one of the comprehension questions the students had included.
They turned out so beautifully, and I loved giving the kids time to let their own creative side come out while fulfilling some our standards! Click the image below for more information. Looking for even more Informational Text Resources and Activities?PRINTABLES FOR 3RD-5TH GRADE PRINTABLES FOR 3RD-5TH GRADE These free printables are perfect for kids aged Browse by subject.
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The primary purpose of descriptive writing is to describe a person, place or thing in such a way that a picture is formed in the reader's mind. Capturing an event through descriptive writing involves paying close attention to the details by using all of your five senses.
Teaching students to write more descriptively will improve their writing by making it more interesting and.
While it’s important to do fine motor activities, also give your child opportunities to practice using writing utensils. Let them use markers, crayons, colored pencils, dry erase markers, etc. Another tip is to break crayons in half so it’s easier to write with.
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It is important to learn how to read informational text. Informational text can be found in online articles, newspapers, magazines or . Post vocabulary words for text features in your classroom. Tape a short sentence strip up under each text feature type. Encourage students to put up a tally every time they use one of the text features.