Photographs vs. illustrations
Fact talk vs. story talk
Captions, labels, bold words
Characters & settings
Index, Table of Contents, Glossary
Reading to gain new information or just for enjoyment?
All of these are clues that we used to help us determine if our books were fiction or non fiction. I was SUPER impressed with how quickly they have picked this up. I love hearing them read with their partners & use this kind of language to determine if their story is fiction or fact! They worked so hard this week doing book sorts, having discussions, showing evidence in books to prove it ws non fiction...LOVE IT!