You’re going to enjoy this new product line – Nonfiction Text Feature Scavenger Hunts! They are engaging, active, and focused on text evidence.
In this post, you will see:
Here’s a quick overview video, and then we’ll get into the details.
Students love scavenger hunts! If your students have experienced a well-made scavenger hunt, you know how engaging they can be.
In a scavenger hunt, students are out of their seats, moving around, talking about the content and skills, and energetically participating in learning. You’ll never catch a student yawn in a scavenger hunt!
In addition to the active participation, student learning is increased in this scavenger in two important ways:
There are 8 unique informational texts in this nonfiction text feature scavenger hunt. You can use the hunt in a single day if you choose. This will work well after a text feature mini-lesson. There are two pages of student questions, totaling 16 text feature tasks.
However, your students will benefit most if you plan for two days of scavenger hunts.
The purpose in the scavenger hunt is to complete the task on one page/card. Then the students self-check their work by locating the answer on another page/card around the room. This also informs them which order to work the questions.
If groups cannot find their answer, then they know it was incorrect and must retry.
On the second day, repeat the scavenger hunt with pages 9-16.The power of a scavenger hunt is the embedded feedback students receive!Click To Tweet
Included in the Nonfiction Text Features Scavenger Hunt #1 [STAAR]:
The informational texts are written on high-interest topics: basketball, gymnastics, soccer, baseball, camping, archery, hiking, and gardening. They are written above-level at reading ranges 700-800 (Reading Levels 4.7-5.7).
You can download the free preview at TeachersPayTeachers, Text Feature Scavenger Hunt.