Last year I reviewed text features with the Titanic. This year its spiders and bats. So far we have talked about the index, labeled diagram and glossary. Here are a couple of the lesson anchor charts:
We completed the glossary poster on Friday (the blanks being glossary, keywords, definition (meaning). We practiced highlighting keywords and parts of sentences with a Bat Fact sheet that I projected onto my whiteboard. Of course I Xd their highlights out twice! The next day we looked at a great Mailbox sheet about bats and the glossary (no Xing it out that day).
A few weeks back we looked at writing our notes on sticky notes. Here is the list:
We have also begun to write paragraphs. Here are our charts for writing a basic paragraph. We used this format to write about spiders and now bats as well.