2 3 The Learning Lab: Nonfiction Reading--Text Features and Text Structures

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Nonfiction Reading--Text Features and Text Structures



Here are some examples of the Text Features fourth graders are learning about, with regard to reading nonfiction texts.

Students look for common text features for nonfiction, such as the way the text is organized (examples on the blue chart), print features, graphic features, and illustration features.



Students will also be learning more about common text structures for nonfiction.  
The purpose of a nonfiction text may be: to provide description, a definition, to show sequence or chronology, it may be to compare and contrast a concept, to show cause and effect, or to show problem and solution.  

Students will learn the definitions of each, how to use signal words to determine each, and will use prompting questions to guide their search.  


The yellow graphics show Description structures:





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