First, I found these great anchor charts on Pinterest!
We looked at many non-fiction books and discussed the different features. We added this page of notes to our reader's notebooks.
Next, we will go over our essential questions for this unit. The class will get this page with the essential questions and a chart to list the purpose of the non-fiction text feature. This will be added to their reader's notebooks too.
(we plan to use the venn diagram to take notes and add to the reader's notebooks.)
During our non-fiction unit, we plan to discuss determining importance. You can find some really great lessons in these books!
Reading With Meaning by- Debbie Miller
Comprehension Connections- by Tanny McGregor
Strategies That Work by- Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis
Interactive Read Alouds by- Linda Hoyt
Tanny McGregor has a determinig importance song you can download. Here is a book mark with the words. We practice this throughout the unit and add the words to our reader's notebooks.