Text Features

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All teachers are teachers of reading. Model for your students how to use text features as comprehension tools with a graphic organizer and instructional activity that list important features, their purpose, and how they aid comprehension. Individuals then engage in a scavenger hunt to find these features in their textbook. 

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  • A great beginning of the year activity for all content-area classrooms
  • Consider a follow-up activity that models how to find the main idea and supporting details in informational text

  • Consider modeling the process with a textbook other than the one used in your course before assigning the scavenger hunt activity