A Visit to the Market!
After learning the vocabulary for foods from different foods and the food group each belong, students will be focusing in th efollowing topics this week:
Food and Nutrition
I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday break with your friends and family!
During the next several weeks our class will embrace in one of our favorite unit topics: Food and Nutrition.
Students will be learning vocabulary related to grocery shopping, creating a grocery list, and engaging in conversations to practice new vocabulary. We will also incorporate some units of measurement that apply to food, such as: pounds, ounces, dozen, etc. Since the topic is so extensive, the lessons will be focused in food categories:
Identifying Text Features in Nonfiction
Many sources of information, such as newspapers and magazine articles, use text features to highlight important information about the topic being presented. Becoming familiar with these features helps students learn how to identify important parts of a text. Text features present important information that helps us fully comprehend the text.
This week our students will be focusing on identifying text features in nonfiction literature. Students will learn how to read and use information from pictures, captions, diagrams, tables and charts. They will also use this information to summarize the text they are reading.
Also this week, Thursday, students will bring home their
4 1/2 weeks Progress Report for 2nd Quarter.
We will be on Thanksgiving Holiday Break next week.
Text Features in Non Fiction
Text features are the parts of a nonfiction book that help you find information easily and help you understand the text better. There are so many different types of text features – Titles, table of contents, pictures, captions, index, glossary, special text, etc. The chart below explains some of the most commonly used text features
Students in our class will be learning about text features and their purpose in nonfiction text. They will work in pairs or small groups to create a place mat with the vocabulary. They will then use the place mat develop a mini-book with examples of each text feature.
Students will complete a double bubble map comparing and contrasting fiction to nonfiction. They will read and discuss nonfiction articles to identify text features and answer comprehension questions.