Friday, January 22, 2016

Pangolins and Nonfiction Conventions in First Grade Library Classes #resvt #vsla #vted

What information can we learn from the
photographs in nonfiction books?

First graders are looking at nonfiction text conventions in their library classes, as well as in their classroom learning (see Mrs. Purvee's blog post about their classroom work!) This week we looked at photographs in nonfiction texts. We asked the question, what additional information do the photographs give us that is not in the words? We read a section of a book about pangolins aloud without seeing the pictures, and thought about what these animals might look like. Then we looked at the photographs and learned more about this animal's color, size, and other body features. Photographs give us so many additional details! In future weeks we will be looking at captions, tables of contents, and other useful parts of a nonfiction book.

If you would like to learn more about pangolins, check out this World Wildlife Fund web page.

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