Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Creative Commons :: Give Credit!

Mrs. Yollis' students are writing an informational text report. The report needs to include at least two text features. If you're not sure what a text feature is, mosey on over and watch the Nonfiction Text Feature video by Sheriff Yollis and Sheriff Salsich. will get you up to speed! 

A popular text feature is a photo and a caption. Visual images really help a reader understand. However, you cannot just take images. Good digital citizens look for the Creative Common License! 

Here is a wonderful reat Commdiagram from Mrs. Minicozzi. Notice the sections she is pointing to. What a great

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Learning About Text Features

Mrs. Yollis' class is learning about informational text

Informational text, or nonfiction writing, is based on facts, real events, and real people. There are many helpful text features found in nonfiction writing. Some common text features are:  headings, subheadings, captions, diagrams, time lines, maps, charts, and the glossary.

Below is a humdinger of a video made by Sheriff Yollis and Sheriff Salsich. They hope their video helps you greenhorns learn about about these important reading features!


Here it is on Vimeo if YouTube is blocked.

The Nonfiction Trail from Jonah Salsich on Vimeo.

 What are your favorite text features?

(Headings, subheadings, captions, diagrams, time lines, maps, charts, and the glossary.)

Share something you learned from a text feature! 
Add a hyperlink if appropriate.