- Informational texts live in the Nonfiction section of the library.
- These books give us information, or facts, about a subject.
- The call number always starts with a number.
- The number comes from the book's subject. (Thanks, Melville Dewey!)
- These books are shelved in numerical order.
|A caption explains what's happening in a picture. (This is a caption!)|
|A Table of Contents lists the chapters of the book in order and tells what page each begins on.|
|A labeled diagram is a scientific illustration.|
|A glossary defines words that were used in the book. The index is an alphabetical list of all the topics that can be found in the book.|
|While not every informational text features photographs, our students found that most of them do!|
Each student wrote down an interesting fact from the book he or she was exploring. Did you know...
"Pluto isn't a planet!"
"Some bugs have fake faces to scare away predators!"
"Some birds' feathers help the birds hide from other animals!"
"Bald eagles build onto their nests every year. The heaviest bald eagle nest is heavier than your family car!"