Books in Grades 3-6 Classrooms
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Let’s talk Text Features How to help your child Your child also needs to know about about ... text features to understand how text is • Give your child lots of opportunity to choose organized and to make meaning from the from a wide range of books or magazines information presented. (library cards, subscriptions, book clubs, second-hand bookstores, ﬂea markets). Some examples of text features are • Talk to your child about what he or she is • table of contents reading at school and at home. • index • Talk to your child about what you • photographs and pictures are reading. • Show your child many purposes Books in Grades • headings and titles for reading. 3–6 Classrooms • use of colour • Show your child many forms of reading • size of print materials around your home (newspapers, ﬂyers, catalogues, magazines, Internet, • italic and bold print TV guides). • labels and captions • diagrams and graphs • charts and maps The Atlantic Canada English language arts curriculum is shaped by a vision of enabling and encouraging students to become reﬂective, articulate, This pamphlet is part of a series to inform parents about the Nova Scotia Department of Education Public School Program literate individuals who use language for students in grades 3–6. successfully for learning and communicating in For more information, contact your child’s teacher. personal and public contexts. Let’s talk about ... A wide range of books are available in grades 3–6 classrooms today. Your child is learning how to make wise choices so that the book he or she chooses is of high interest and is a good match for his or her current reading ability. Your child is also Books in Grades 3–6 learning to recognize different purposes for reading such as to read for pleasure, to follow directions, or to ﬁnd out information. Classrooms Fiction Non-Fiction Genre Fiction is usually thought of as imagined rather Non-ﬁction text provides factual information Different types of text are gouped by genre than real. Fiction text is used to tell a story or through text and images. Non-ﬁction text is based on their characteristics. stimulate a reader’s imagination. used to communicate information. Examples of categories of genre include Some elements of ﬁction are Some elements of non-ﬁction are • folk tales, fables, myths, and legends • setting • facts • mysteries • character • concepts/ideas • poetry • plot • principles • fantasy • theme • references • realistic ﬁction • point of view • explanations • science ﬁction • illustrations • instructions • historical ﬁction • dialogue • biography • autobiography let’s talk about ...