Sorry for the lack of posting! I have had 3 super busy weekends in a row!
My 3rd graders have been working on nonfiction book projects. I gave them a pre-assessment to determine which nonfiction text features they understood and remembered and which I should focus on during our nonfiction unit. First, I had students choose a nonfiction book to work with. I had pre-selected books with the nonfiction text features we would be studying and were about 3rd grade level, give or take. Students could choose one that was just right and of interest to them.
Each week, we focused on a new nonfiction text feature and how it helps them be better readers. Then, students would locate the text feature, fill out a mini book or other paper depicting the feature, and add it to their nonfiction book project folder.
Here is an example:
They did a great job!