Monday, January 18, 2016

Woven Bacon and Nonfiction Text Features

If you're thinking that woven bacon and nonfiction text features don't go together at all, you're absolutely correct! Those just happen to be the two topics I wanted to share with you today.

First, the bacon. 

My husband learned this trick from someone who knows a chef.  You take an entire package of bacon and weave it. Yes. You weave it.  I intended to share a photo of the precooked bacon, but uncooked bacon is NOT appetizing to look at. At all.

Next, you bake it on a large metal sheet pan. When it comes out, put it on paper towels to blot out the excess grease. When you cut the bacon up, it is in squares which is perfect  for breakfast sandwiches or BLTs. Great trick, right? 

I have no idea how long you cook the bacon, because I never cook bacon. My husband is the bacon weaver and baker in our house. 

We've been reading fiction and nonfiction about turtles during the past couple of weeks. We focused on Author's Purpose and did some review of nonfiction text features. 

Students used the index in the book One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies to help them find answers to questions. During the upcoming week, we'll be doing text features searches in a variety of books: our math text, a book about weather that we've been reading during science, and a book about Connecticut. To get some free turtle research materials and to read about turtle units from previous years, click here.

I've created a generic graphic organizer that could be used for any nonfiction text. Grab it by clicking here or on the image below.

For a set of free nonfiction text features posters, click to visit

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