We begin each week with a different text feature. After diagramming each feature, we look for examples in our text books of them. We have been creating on-going foldables with these examples. Inside the flap, the students list the uses of the text feature.
|Sorry this is so blurry, but you can see that when you open the flap, the uses for the text feature is written.|
Finally, we look at samples of the text feature on the released test questions (always have to bring it back to The TEST) I guide the students into seeing how this feature is useful in helping them to answer the questions posed on The TEST. We go through our normal showing evidence routine, but this time focusing on using the text feature as part of the evidence gathering.
Eventually, all three of these parts are going to be put together in a huge "superbook", but that isn't for a bit. I will post pictures when it is complete.
We have one week until our TEST. I am hoping that all of these test preparations have worked. Fingers crossed!!