Text Features {Freebie Lessons and Journals}

Oh my, it's been a big week of Non Fiction Text Features!  The kids really took their learning serious.  Drawing on our previous lessons (a two week theme unit on bats) in kindergarten, we gathered a few familiar text for the week so that our content focus wasn't bats rather text features.  This will make diving into a two week theme unit on owls next week so much more rich!

I created a little file in which my kids used this week to explore text features.  This journal has remained on hand in their reading resource folder and pulled during literacy centers.

 The pages above were created this week using the fabulous Ginger Snaps' Mini Text Features Cards {freebie}.

So what will you find in my freebie?  A week of lessons from book elements, fiction/non-fiction, to text features.  Each lesson is created with gradual release in mind.  

It's possible one or more lessons could take more than a day.  I begin with an introduction. The intro is where I share the standard, objective, and essential question.  My goal is to guide the focus for readers.  Also included in the introduction is a short video to activate schema and engage the student.  

The steps between I Do and You Do are where you'll judge the pace in which the lesson will take with your own class.  The closing is completed each day!

Also included are the journal pages like the ones shown above.  I divided the journals into different lessons and content focus points.

I sure hope you find the freebie useful!


Janine said...

I love this,thank you so much for the freebie.


Natalie said...

I'm so excited about this! I'm teaching text features to my firsties next week and did not like what was in the Harcourt Journey's book. This is perfect! Thank you so much!

jessroy said...

This is great! I am heading over to your page to download now! Do you have a list of the texts you used? Thanks!

Julie Stowe said...

Thanks for sharing this post, brilliant. I love the different journal styles you have created and the video etc are really helpful. Thanks!!
Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

Jan said...

Thanks for creating and sharing this fantastic freebie! Just what we need this week:-)

Alysa K Eberhart-Renfrow said...

I'm confused with putting the books together. The covers are half page but the inserts appear to be full page in the photos here. Did you have students fold the pages after filling in source examples?