Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Analysing Texts

During our Literacy block, we have been working diligently on identifying the main idea and a few elements of texts (setting, characters, problem/solution in fictional books). Today we compared and contrasted fiction and non-fiction books. We discussed several of the text features that we found in the non-fictional books that we looked at with our 'elbow partners'. The non-fiction books often had: fact boxes, photographs, labelled diagrams or photographs, headings with bold font, and glossaries, table of contents, and indexes.

We will be starting to write our own DESCRIPTIVE REPORTS about sea turtles. Today we wrote what we think we know about sea turtles and then read some facts about them to see if we were right. We confirmed some information and discovered some new facts. We have more investigation to do!

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