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Animal Book Reports and Nonfiction Text Features

Teaching Students How to Research for and Animal Book Report by Using Nonfiction Text Features

Animal Book Reports and Nonfiction Text Features

Have you noticed that even when we do a good job teaching Nonfiction Text Features to our students, many times they fall short when they actually need to use them to find information?

Animal Book Reports and Nonfiction Text Features
Use Animal Books to reinforce the use of Nonfiction Text Features 


Writing Animal Book Reports is a great way to promote the authentic reading behaviors we want our students to have! 

Researching is the perfect opportunity to guide our young readers through the many Nonfiction Text Features available to them!

The best way to do that is by using your students questions for the book report, to model your behavior as a reader when you search for information.

Animal Book Reports and Nonfiction Text Features

 

Reading Behaviors to Remind Your Students Of:

πŸ‘‰Learn from Photographs

Animal Book Reports and Nonfiction Text Features


Students tend to underestimate the information in pictures. Show a picture to your class and tell them one thing you learned about that animal, simply by "reading the photograph". Keep flipping pages and have your students share what they are learning.


πŸ‘‰Learn from Captions

After looking at photographs, good readers confirm their findings by reading the captions. Model finding information on a photograph, then reading a caption to prove or disprove your findings.


πŸ‘‰Learn from Diagrams

Animal Book Reports and Nonfiction Text Features


Look for photographs with diagrams and show students how these features help readers understand what they are looking at much better. Later on, encourage your students to add diagrams to their book reports!


πŸ‘‰Learn from Maps

My students always took some time to warm up to maps. Model how to read a map to make this feature less intimidating to your students. Point out the Map Title and its legends. Model how you put all that information together to learn information from the map. Also, model how long students should "stick with the map" before turning the page and moving on.


πŸ‘‰Learn from Titles

When flipping through your Animal Book pages searching for information, model reading the titles that you encounter and thinking if the information you are looking for could possibly be there.


πŸ‘‰Learn from the Table of Contents

Animal Book Reports and Nonfiction Text Features

Your students' Animal Book Reports will likely have a Table of Contents, and this is a great opportunity to review how useful this feature can be when a reader is looking for specific information. Think out loud so your students understand your thinking.


πŸ‘‰Learn from the Index

Show students how you can isolate key words from a question and search those words in the index.


πŸ‘‰Learn from the Text

Model careful reading and matching the information you learn with the questions being asked. Then, have your students listen you read out loud and tell you when they hear the answer to a question you are trying to answer.

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πŸ‘To purchase editable templates for an Animal Book Report, check the preview below, or click here.

Adjective and Adverb Resources for 2nd Graders

Hey there.

In this post, I'm sharing Adjective and Adverb Resources I created for 2nd Grade students. And a Freebie!

πŸ‘‰If you are looking for Fun Adjective Activities to do with your class, proceed to this blog post.

When I made all these sheets, I wanted to give 2nd Grade teachers a variety of practice sheets to use throughout the whole year!

I wanted easier worksheets that I could use in the beginning of the year to introduce the concept, and more rigorous ones that integrated reading and writing as the kids got older.

I also wanted to have different activities that students could use in a Center. The activities would be easier at first, then I'd increase the level of difficulty.

πŸ‘€This is what the 2nd Grade Adjective Packet looks like:


Available at my TpT Store

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This product consists of practice worksheets that target the Common Core standards for Adjectives and Adverbs in 2nd Grade, and 4 Games for your Literacy Center.

Practice sheets clearly target a Common Core standard that is identified on the top right corner of each page.


Activities include: cut and paste, fill in the blanks, multiple choice, color, write sentences, and circle/underline target words.


Because of the variety of sheets, you can use them to differentiate instruction and when you review these standards many times throughout the year.


The Literacy Centers also target 2nd Grade skills. The cards for the games need to be laminated and cut.

Adjectives are also a 1st Grade CCSS. If you own the 1st Grade Adjectives file, you will find some of that material in here as well. Feel free to ask about this before purchasing this resource.

There is a color and a Black & White option for all games.

Contents

☞☞ Adjectives

(22 Practice Pages + Answer Keys)

• Pages 3, 5, 7 – Identify/Use Adjectives

• Page 9 – Sort Adjectives

• Pages 11, 13 – Match Adjectives to Nouns – Cut and Paste

• Pages 15, 17 - Match Adjectives to Nouns – Fill in the Chart

• Pages 18, 20, 22, 23 – Fill in the Blanks

• Pages 24, 26 – Read Story, Circle Adjective, Underline Noun

• Pages 28 – 33 – Write sentences to describe pictures

• Pages 34, 36 – Multiple Choice Questions

☞☞ Adverbs

(15 Practice Pages + Answer Keys)

• Page 38 – List of Commonly Used Adverbs

• Pages 39, 41 – Sort Adverbs

• Pages 43, 45 – Fill in the Blanks

• Pages 47, 49 - Read Story, Circle Adverb, Underline Verb

• Pages 51 – 56 – Write sentences to describe pictures

• Pages 57, 59 – Multiple Choice Questions

☞ ☞ Games for Literacy Centers

✔ Identify an Adjective

• Sorting Mat

• 2 sets of 18 cards

• Recording Sheet

✔ Identify an Adverb

• Sorting Mat

• 2 sets of 18 cards

• Recording Sheet

✔ Race to the End - Adjectives

• Board

• Direction

• 24 cards

✔ Race to the End - Adverbs

• Board

• Direction

• 24 cards

You will need a die and place markers for "Race to the End" Games


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Adjective Resources For 1st Graders

Hey there.

In this post, I'm sharing Adjective Resources I created to use with my 1st Grade students. And a Freebie!

πŸ‘‰If you are looking for Fun Adjective Activities to do with your class, proceed to this blog post.

When I made all these sheets, I just wanted a variety of practice opportunities to use with my kids throughout the year. 

I wanted easier worksheets that I could use in the beginning of the year to introduce the concept, and more rigorous ones that integrated reading and writing as the kids got older.

I also wanted to have a different activity that students could use in a Center. That activity would be easier at first, then I'd increase the level of difficulty.

πŸ‘€This is what the 1st Grade Adjective Packet looks like:

Available at my TpT Store

MAKE SURE TO GRAB A SAMPLE BELOW


This product consists of 16 practice worksheets for adjectives, a Literacy Center, and Editable Templates. All activities target the Common Core standards for Adjectives in First Grade.

Each practice sheet clearly targets a standard, and uses different methods such as: cut and paste, fill in the blanks, multiple choice, color, and write sentences. Because of the variety of sheets, you can use them when you review these standards many times throughout the year.


Contents

Identify Adjectives

• Page 4 - Cut and Paste

• Page 5 – Cut and Paste

• Page 6 Cut and Paste

• Page 7 – Color

• *Page 10 – Multiple Choice

Use Adjectives

• Page 8 – Fill in the Blanks

• Page 9 – Fill in the Blanks

• *Page 10 – Multiple Choice

• Page 11 – Fill in the Blanks/Multiple Choice

• Pages 12, 13, 14 – Write Sentences -Describe Harry

• Pages 15, 16, 17 – Write Sentence - Describe Catherine

• Pages 18, 19, 20 – Write Sentences - Describe Daniel

Literacy Center

• Page 21 – Adjective Mat

• Page 22 – Set 1 Cards

• Page 23 – Set 2 Cards

• Page 24 – Set 3 Cards

• Page 25 – Set 4 Cards

• Page 26 – Adjective Sheet

Answer Key

• Pages 27 - 35

Editable File

• Cut and Paste

• Multiple Choice

• Sorting Cards

* 2 or more skills are combined in one sheet


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