Third grade has been learning about how nonfiction books have different features than fiction books, such as photographs, captions, headings, and maps. Click here for more information on how students went on the hunt for nonfiction text features.
After researching a holiday in another country or their own family traditions and completing the holiday note-taking matrix, students used the Pic Collage app to create a newsletter. Newsletters had to include seven nonfiction text features (see the rubric below for more information.
One of the great features of Pic Collage is the in-app photo search. Students can search for pictures within the app, and don't have to worry about searching in another app, saving the camera roll, then putting it in their newsletter. It can all be done in Pic Collage! Here are some examples of students' newsletters: