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Nonfiction Text Feature Scavenger Hunt

This year, our school has finally decided to departmentalize in the upper grades.  Thankfully, I get to teach reading and language arts to almost 60 fourth graders ALL DAY!!  As a result, I am trying to focus on integrating social studies and science content into my classes while teaching my students about the joy of reading - especially nonfiction reading! 

I decided that my students are going on a nonfiction text feature scavenger hunt to learn about the many different nonfiction text features and authors use these text features to help readers learn and understand the content contained in these texts.  They will discover how text features are used in Social Studies and Science texts.  These texts are great to use in a scavenger hunt as they contain so many different nonfiction text features.

So, how exactly can I get my students interested in learning about nonfiction topics?  They will participate in a scavenger hunt!  By placing nonfiction texts around my classroom, including students' health, math, social studies, and science texts, among others I have collected in my classroom library over the years, students will be exposed to all kinds of topics.  I have amassed lots and lots of nonfiction books about a variety of subjects in my classroom, and I want to get my students interested in learning.

I have created a fun scavenger hunt to engage students in learning about nonfiction text features while reading interesting nonfiction texts.  Students will learn how much easier reading nonfiction can be by using these text features the author includes in a text.

Now you are ready for my clue.  Record the letter on your page...
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  1. I love your ideas! I integrated a great deal of our Social Studies content into our ELA block by using an interactive notebook. I was able to incorporate tons of skills and strategies and the kids really loved using them. :))

  2. Thank you! I started an interactive notebook this year, and I love them! I want to incorporate even more Social Studies content into my notebooks this year. :)

  3. Love the scavenger hunt! What a fun way to learn text features!

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