Comparing Fiction and Non-Fiction Text Features

posted Sep 17, 2018, 5:31 PM by Patrick Johnson   [ updated Sep 17, 2018, 5:32 PM ]
Today students compared the text features of fiction and non-fiction books.

Together, we compared two big books: one was fiction and one was non-fiction. We compared the covers, then each page and filled in a Venn diagram indicating the similarities and differences of the text features. 

We also watched this video about non-fiction text features:

Afterwards, students were grouped into partners where they compared a fiction and non-fiction book.

Finally, students were able to explore a collection on Epic Books called Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction and we discussed which books they thought were fiction and what books they thought were non-fiction.