3rd and 4th grade classes have been learning or reviewing the many features of non fiction or informational text which help the reader to find and understand information. In 3rd grade, students learned a few new features, such as Authors Note, and Verso Page, in addition to the old standbys like Table of Context, Index and bolded words. After discussing the features and how the reader can use them, and looking for the features in books, 3rd grade classes, working together, created a chart of the features inside a Google Doc. 4th grade students identified many features in non fiction books and then each student was responsible for creating a poster of one feature using Pic Collage on the iPads. Each poster has a photo of the feature, a definition of the feature, and how the reader would use it. Here are the posters from Mrs. Goumas' class. Check the Student Projects page for more.
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I am the Library Media Center director at Patton School in Arlington Heights where I help students from kindergarten through 5th grade find terrific independent reading for enjoyment and information, and teach students the skills to use information and technology safely and productively and to connect, communicate and share with others. I have four grown children, a large black dog, (flat coat retriever) and a small striped cat. I am an obessive Chicago Cubs fan and I love to run.