This 40+ page resource includes:
~Sorting Task for Partners and Small Groups - kids sort large color flashcards onto a sorting mat. Each nonfiction text feature has 3 cards: 1) vocabulary card, 2) definition and purpose card, 3) picture example card
~Smaller black and white flashcards (6 per page) suitable for literacy journal activities
~ Text Features Treasure Hunt board game - has directions for large and small groups, and suggestions for variations
~ Student task card for playing "Concentration" with the large flashcards (best for partners or small groups)
~ Student task card for playing "Smack" with the large flashcards (also works best for partners or small groups)
~ Student task card for playing "Pictionary" with either the large flashcards or the smaller journal cards (can be used for small or whole groups)
The large and small flashcards feature 24 different nonfiction text features:
- table of contents
- title or heading
- subtitle or subheading
- bold print
- textbox or sidebar
- bullet points
- charts & graphs
- cutaway or cross-section
- guide words
- electronic menu
Aligned to the following CCS standards:
RI.1.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
RI.1.6 Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.
RI.2.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
RI.2.7 Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
RI.3.5 Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
RI.3.7 Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).