Terrific Text Features and Rocking References – Model Curriculum Framework

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In this unit students will understand what text features are and how they aid in comprehension of nonfiction text, the difference in primary and secondary sources, and how to determine credible sources.  Because students spend most of their time reading nonfiction in science and social studies, it is beneficial to complete this unit towards the beginning of the school year.  Throughout the year students can continue to talk about these concepts with the readings they use in all subjects.


How do text features contribute to your understanding of nonfiction?


  • Students will be able to identify text features.

  • Students will be able to explain why authors include text features in nonfiction.

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