Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Nonfiction Video Rides Again!

Howdy all you buckaroos! It's time to drive you greenhorns out to the learnin' pasture!

Your Social Studies, Science, and Math books are all filled with text features!
What in tarnation is a text feature?

Watch, and learn!

Sheriff Yollis and Sheriff Salsich would like to know, have you seen a text feature out on your learnin' frontier? Please share a text feature, and more importantly...what did you learn from it?

Ain't that what life's all about...learnin'?


  1. Dear RR,

    What a fine, fine video, Sheriff Yollis and Sheriff Salsich!

    We found a heading and subheading on p. 16 in our Social Studies book!

    The heading was Kinds of Communities and the subheadings are The Places People Live, An Urban Community, Suburban and Rural Communities.

    I learned that a suburb is a community close to an urban community. I learned that a rural area is far from a city.

    In the video it looks like you two are in rural community.

    Your buckaroos,
    Madison, Ellie, Maya, Sasha, and Acacia

  2. Dear RR,

    I do declare that I love that video! You two sheriffs are quite a pair!

    I found a fantastic text feature in one of the Social Studies textbook on p. 17. It is a picture of a map with a map key. There are three red dots to show types of communities: little dot = rural, medium-size dot = suburban, and the big dot means it is an urban area with more than 50,000 people! Whoa Nellie! That's too many people for me!

    I love learning!

    Mrs. Chalfin
    Suburban teacher

  3. Howdy Sheriff Yollis and Sheriff Salsich,

    Perhaps my favourite features in books have to do with formatting. Books use colour, bold text, italics and fonts of different sizes to draw the attention of readers. With these features and those mentioned in this marvellous video, readers are drawn into the book.

    You may notice the spelling differences I use. In some books you might find, the spelling can be different. Australia and New Zealand use the English system of spelling...

    Favourite instead of favorite
    Colour instead of color
    Marvellous instead of marvelous

    Therefore, it is sometimes a good idea to see where a book was made. That may explain some word differences. This information is usually at the front of a book.

    I hope you enjoy your journey into non-fiction books. I know I have.

    Ross Mannell (teacher)
    NSW, Australia

  4. Dear RR,

    Good job making that video, it was great!

    My favorite part of a book is the diagram. I also like the headings. My favorite kind of books are fiction books.

    What is your favorite kind of book?

    Your Buckaroo,

  5. @Sheriff Yollis and Sheriff Salsich,

    I love your video and I learned many things about nonfiction books. My favorite was the diagram. I really like the diagram because the picture shows either how cute that animal is or how big it is. I really like to learn about the animals.

    One nonfiction fact I learned is that we live in a Suburban city. What is the population of your city?


  6. Hello Sheriff Yollis,
    My name is Michelle Loupe, and I am in Dr. Strange's EDM310 class at the University of South Alabama. I must say that this video is so cute, and you two did a mighty fine job. I really enjoyed watching. I hope to be a great educator as you are one day. I think you are doing a fabulous job. I love reading and viewing everything on your class bog. I hope you enjoy your day.
    Thanks, Michelle Loupe

  7. Dear Sheriff Yollis,
    That video was so funny. I like how all of your posts have something to do with the south. That video was really cute. I am from Mr. Avery's class in MA. What is your favorite book? If you want to mosey on down to my blog here is my link. http://infinatalie.edublogs.org

    Sheriff Natalie


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