Explore Text Structures, Mentor Texts, and more!

After creating a bookmap of No Monkeys, No Chocolate by Melissa Stewart, fourth graders at Kennedy School in Billerica, MA, rewrote parts of the book using a cause and effect structure. Great idea!

After creating a bookmap of No Monkeys, No Chocolate by Melissa Stewart, fourth graders at Kennedy School in Billerica, MA, rewrote parts of the book using a cause and effect structure.

(2008) Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator by Sarah C. Campbell.  This one reads like an easy reader, making it nice for reading aloud.  It could be part of a gruesome storytime on carnivores or a "slime time" storytime paired with a make and take slime craft.

2009 Geisel Honor - Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator by Sarah C. Campbell, Richard P.

KETCHUP folder

KETCHUP folder (TheHappyTeacher)

KETCHUP folder: When students are absent, place a "ketchup folder" on their desk and slide their missed assignments inside the folder throughout the day. Fun and creative way of getting missed work to students who were absent

Nonfiction text features inspired by examples in Dolphins by Melissa Stewart. Created by 4th graders at Kennedy School, Billerica, MA

Nonfiction text features inspired by examples in Dolphins by Melissa Stewart. Created by graders at Kennedy School, Billerica, MA

Fourth graders at Black River Elementary made this fabulous cocoa tree with all the animals that depend on it and interact with it. Wow!

Fourth graders at Black River Elementary made this fabulous cocoa tree with all the animals that depend on it and interact with it.

Text Structures, Crossword, Nonfiction, Crossword Puzzles, Non Fiction

2nd graders in Hampden, ME, use Feathers to learn how to ask questions before reading a text.

graders in Hampden, ME, use Feathers to learn how to ask questions before reading a text.

Lost-Students describe their snowman so that it can be uniquely identified

Create a snowman, and describe the snowman so that others can find the one that is yours. Very cute for a Winter Writing board! (Use as introductory descriptive writing activity with dogs.

The Power of Q & A http://celebratescience.blogspot.com/2016/06/behind-books-q-the-forgotten-text.html

The Power of Q & A http://celebratescience.blogspot.com/2016/06/behind-books-q-the-forgotten-text.html

Thinking About Structure, Part 2 http://celebratescience.blogspot.com/2015/01/behind-books-thinking-about-nonfiction.html

Thinking About Structure, Part 2 http://celebratescience.blogspot.com/2015/01/behind-books-thinking-about-nonfiction.html

Teach n' Tex: Non-fiction Text Structure

Great Flip Chart~Exploring non fiction text structure based on the book Nonfiction Matters by Stephanie Harvey. Our school did a study on this last year and it really made a difference!

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