To prepare for our next unit in Language Studies, readers in Room 123 have begun exploring nonfiction. They started by recalling what they know about fiction and nonfiction texts, then compared and contrasted that information.
Now students are engaged an in-depth look at the special features that are included in nonfiction text, including photos, diagrams, captions, and maps.
After carefully observing the nonfiction text feature, students shared what they noticed and what they wondered. In doing so, they were applying the comprehension strategies they had learned about in our earlier fiction unit.
Finally, we read the accompanying text. Students confirmed predictions, answered questions, and learned new information.
Our study of nonfiction will continue over the next few weeks.