Saturday, March 31, 2012

NonFiction Student Worksheet

Kids often have difficulty transitioning from narrative to expository or fact based writing. Introducing nonfiction can be a lot of fun. Books like "Frog or Toad" by Patricia Lynch that Carolyn of the Wise Owl Factory reviewed on her BookaDay website is a great book to start off with. 

This book helps kids distinguish the differences between toads and frogs. I'd read this book to my students and then have them list the likenesses and differences on the free template that Carolyn has posted.

I'd then ask the kids to use my NonFiction worksheet, to fill in the information they can, then get into small groups to compare their answers. 

On Carolyn's site you can also have your students view a Frog or Toad Powerpoint presentation and a free likeness/difference template. Click on the Wise Owl button to see the review, PPT and template. 

photo of The Wise Owl Factory Book A Day

This free worksheet is best used with non-fiction books about subjects, autobiographies, biographies and other fact based books. Students can record facts on the sheets, about the non-fiction books they read and keep them in folders. Send them home at the end of the year as a surprise gift to parents! 
Click on the sheet to download. 

photo of Non-fiction student worksheet by Teacher Park

                        

15 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this. It will be perfect for my stronger readers.
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties
    bakteach16@gmail.com

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  2. Thank you this will be really useful.

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  3. Very appealing format. I like the round corners. This looks like a brochure! Very nice. Carolyn

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  4. Thank you Beth Ann! I love sharing ideas with other teachers. I'll be sure to stop by your blog!

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  5. Thanks, Carolyn. It's fun to design worksheets using different types of software!

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    1. Thanks! I really love reading nonfiction with my students! This all-in-one sheet helps them organize the required information.
      I followed your blog. Love the books you suggest AND your poor dog and his burned paws.. Awww hope he's ok now!

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  7. I saw this right after coming home from a Social Studies workshop; it will be very useful. Thank you for sharing. I'm a new blog follower!

    Julie
    Math is Elementary

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  8. Hi Julie! This sheet works well for all content area text! I've used it VERY successfully with my social studies and Language Arts students. Thanks for following me! I'll stop by your blog!!
    Ruth

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  9. Thank you very much! A copy just went into my binder for the new school year.

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    1. Hi Sheri! So glad you like my nonfiction worksheet! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  10. Thank you for sharing! I made sure to pin this one to my reading board so more teachers could find it. :)
    Life with Mrs. L

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    1. Hi Mrs. L! Thank you so much! I have many more freebies to share. Be sure to stop by my TeachersPayTeachers store for more :)

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  11. WONDERFUL!!! Thank you for sharing! Stop by anytime!

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    1. Thank you! I love sharing my ideas with other teachers. I'll be sure to stop by :)

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