New Classroom Library- The Book Arcade!

posted Feb 16, 2011, 8:00 AM by Patrick Johnson   [ updated Feb 16, 2011, 8:18 AM ]

We have a new classroom library! Last Friday students helped me reorganize all off of our books. They sorted the books into fiction and non-fiction and then from their into subcategories. We expanded the library from 9 to 32 buckets. Students numbered each book according to the bucket is was assigned. We have been discussing text features in class and this was a terrific hands on activity to apply what they have learned. Great work class!

Learning Goal: We are learning to identify text features and explain how they help us understand the text.

Success Criteria:
I can ZOOM IN on text features in non-fiction texts.
I can identify text features.
I can explain how text features help the reader.
I can compare text features of fiction and non-fiction texts.