Are You a Text Detective?
Need extra help for EL students? Try the All About Nonfiction pre-lesson.
Students will be able to identify the features found in a nonfiction text.
- Choose a nonfiction text to read aloud such as Everything Dogs by Becky Baines and do a picture walk with the students to introduce the text.
- Ask the students what they noticed about the book. Answers might include: photographs, lots of different things on each page, doesn’t look like a story book, etc.
- Provide students with a copy of the read aloud to follow along during the picture walk.
- Ask students to turn and talk to a partner to share what they see using the sentence stem, "I see ____________."