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First Grade <3 Non Fiction

First Grade <3 Non Fiction

Throughout the month of March, students in first grade have been closely studying informational books to discover what makes them so interesting and fun to read. They noticed how non-fiction authors often divide their books into chapters that focus on different topics and how they include tables of contents to help the reader predict which topics will be covered. They also noticed special features, like captions and labels and “fun facts,” which add extra information to pages. Students learned that detailed diagrams can help the reader imagine something clearly, and they noticed how glossaries help readers understand tricky words. As students began writing their own “All About Books” about familiar topics, they used many of these strategies to engage readers and help them learn.

On Friday, March 28, the first grade authors celebrated the conclusion of the “All About Book” unit by sharing their own non-fiction books with students in other classrooms! This was such a special opportunity for students to share their expertise. Thank you so much to the teachers and children at FMA who made the first grade authors feel welcome and proud!