Author:
Janel Keyes
Subject:
Elementary Education, Language Education (ESL), English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Lesson
Level:
Lower Primary, Upper Primary
Tags:
  • NE ELA
  • Nonfiction Text
  • Text Features
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English

    Nonfiction Text Features-Scavenger Hunt

    Nonfiction Text Features-Scavenger Hunt

    Overview

    This lesson is to be used as a review or supplement to lessons on nonfiction text features.  This lesson can be used by student in grades K-5; teacher will need to choose the appropriate text to use.  Please review with students the text features they have studied before beginning.

    Introduction and Pre-Teaching

    This lesson is to be used as a review or supplement to lessons on nonfiction text features.  This lesson can be used by student in grades K-5; teacher will need to choose the appropriate text to use.  Please review with students the text features they have studied.  That attached chart may be helpful as you review.

    Lesson Target:  I can identify nonfiction text features in an online text.  

    Time Required:  30-40 minutes

    Materials Needed:  -Computers to read online or printed out copies of grade level text
                                   -scavenger hunt paper or online editable document
                                   -Pencils-if filling out questions on paper
                                   


                        

    Lesson Instructions

    link for text grade level choices and scavenger hunt pdf sheets:

    https://www.weareteachers.com/printable-informational-text-scavenger-hunt/

    answer keys are also on the above site

    Teacher will need to access the link below and choose the grade level needed. Students will either use a printout of the text needed or will access online through a teacher provided link.  If using online, you will need to show students how to navigate the site. Students can work alone but pairs is preferred. Distribute paper copies if needed or have students access the text and the pdf link for the appropriate grade level.

    Once students are ready to begin, do the first question together with them. Share your thinking with them as you process the question and search for the answer.  They will record the answer on their sheet.

    Give students time to work through the questions, working together to find the answers. 

    Once students are finished, papers can be handed in or submitted or take time to go through the answers together.

    Wrap Up/Student Evidence/Extension

    Wrap Up:

    Once students have completed the work, you can go through the answers together or can have pairs of students share their thinking with the class on how they located the answer.

    Student Evidence:

    Students should have a completed copy of the answers they found using their text feature hunting skills.

    Extension:

    Students can use the text and create their own scavenger hunt for others to complete.  Be sure to share with them the nonfiction text features chart at the beginning so they are using appropriate items.