Share the pen in this lesson on text features as you work together as a class to create a nonfiction big book. This lesson can be used alone or with the Studying Authors: Nonfiction Writing lesson plan.
One of the best ways to prepare for writing is by examining another author’s work. In this activity, students look closely at a nonfiction text and answer questions about what they find in preparation for writing their own.
In this lesson, your students will explore the library in search of various genres of nonfiction texts. Teach this lesson at the beginning of the year to familiarize your students with the structure and organization of the library.