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You asked about my teaching of text features and text structures. I introduce the text features and the txt structures during my nonfiction unit of study in reading workshop. However, the application and reinforcement of the concepts also takes place in social studies and expecially when we use Scholastic News in our classroom. As you can see in the post, students have text feature and text structure books. Those books are an ongoing part of my curriculum. Students add to their books throughout the year each time we read a new issue of Scholastic News. They simply cut and paste examples of text features in their text feature books,and they cut and paste entire articles into their text structure books. If you do decide to make the books, I would make multiple copies of the pages so that students do not have to find just one example of each text structure or text feature. This will require students to always be analyzing the articles to determine the text stucture so that they are not done once they have found one example.
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