Because of the new Common Core State Standards, I have been trying to incorporate more nonfiction skills into my reading instruction. This week we reviewed nonfiction text features and I made this little anchor chart for my students to reference.
My kids have gotten very good at identifying the different types of text features, but I wanted them to focus more on how each feature actually helps them comprehend the text. So I made this graphic organizer for them to fill out with their independent level nonfiction books. (This was not my original idea, but I have seen it so many different places that I have no idea where it originated. If it’s you, let me know so I can give you proper credit!)
Feel free to grab this for free by clicking the image below.