nonfiction comes to life…




I have been racking my brain lately to make sure that I do things that are engaging. I have really wanted to make sure this year is engaging especially because there are four tested areas in fifth grade in Florida. FOUR. How the heck do you do it all? I want to say you do and you can and here’s all the tricks but yeah right. I don’t have the tricks BUT I do have ideas and hopefully they’re going to be just as strong as the year goes on. 


One of my first ideas this year was to follow Hope King and set the stage to engage or on Instagram known as #setthestagetoengage. If you don’t follow her…you should. I wanted my kids to review text features so I brought it to life. Figuratively speaking of course. I used anchor chart paper to draw a person. I used 1 for about every 3 people. Then we used nonfiction articles and we found all of these amazing text features within the article. They had to use the article pieces to “save” the persons life. It was a super simple lesson and it showed me that the students most definitely understood text features. 
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– nonfiction articles
– a person drawn on anchor chart paper


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