Guidebook Mind Maps

4/9/13: Today we continued our ongoing discussion of author’s purpose. We also began investigating guidebooks, their purpose and typical structure.

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We received over 20 Portland guidebooks in a custom book bucket from Multnomah County Library’s School Corps program. Students spent time perusing guidebooks, looking for the text features we learned about during our non-fiction unit, such as tables of content, indexes and captions…

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We decided the authors of guidebooks are informative, persuasive and entertaining all at the same time! They provide readers with information about a location, persuade them to visit that place, and entertain readers in order to hold their attention.

Students studied one guidebook in depth with their partner and began creating a graphic organizer called a mind map. This will help us understand and organize the guidebook we create.

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