Don’t you love when the stars line up and a week of lessons goes better than you imagined? Honestly, that’s how this past week went!
After getting our results back from our state test last year, I realized that my students needed more reinforcement on nonfiction text features.
This year, I decided to spend a week focusing on fiction vs. nonfiction, and really diving into how those nonfiction text features helped us be better readers.
Then, something wonderful happened! I found out that our kindergarten buddies were focusing on nonfiction for the week, too! A light bulb went off in my head… what better way for my 4th graders to truly understand, then to learn, and then teach it to their buddies!
I talked with the Kindergarten teachers and they were so excited for it, too! So we kicked it off on Monday with a little nonfiction vs. fiction comparison chart, and book title sort!