Thursday, July 19, 2012

Nonfiction Fun

I have been working on putting together some activities that focus on nonfiction texts.  One area we I want to focus on is text structure.  I found a great site called Literacy Leader with tons of great resources for teaching text structure.  They have a great poster of signal words and questions.  Click on the picture for a link to the pdf.  Be sure to check out all their other GREAT resources here.
For Comparing and contrasting I love the hula hoop Venn diagrams I have seen out in the bloggy world but I wanted one my kids could to take back to their desks.  I headed to the Dollar Tree and found the perfect thing for making desktop version!
A snip here and a snip there..
and viola! the perfect portable venn diagram!
Here are some of the books I'm going to put out for the kids to use.
I whipped up an activity sheet and put it all together in a gallon bag to use as a literacy center.  

Click the picture to get a copy.  Now your ready for some nonfiction fun!


  1. These are such great ideas! I am writing reading and writing units of study for my district. My next unit that I am writing is over nonfiction text structures. Thank you for sharing these resources. They will be very helpful.

    1. So glad they were helpful! Good luck with your unit writing. Thanks for stopping by :)

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