FREE Non-fiction Text Features packet. This packet includes everything your PRIMARY students will need to learn about text features. There is a scavenger hunt worksheet, for use with ANY non-fiction book, with picture cues for each non-fiction text feature. There is also a cut and paste activity so your students can make their own text feature posters.
This freebie includes a list of mentor texts for each of the following key reading strategies for literature: Inference Theme Characters Figurative Language Point of View Compare and Contrast Mentor texts are a great tool to use with students as part of a reading mini-lesson. My hope is that the lists included will help you easily find some great picture books to add to your collection of lesson ideas for each of the strategies listed.
http://www.tagxedo.com/ Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.