Text features is an important part of the English Language Arts informational writing curriculum. Students need to know to look for captions in nonfiction text and read them for help with understanding the text.
Students that can create an image with a caption (text feature) will have a better understanding of informational text features in reading passages.
Students will copy and paste an image and then write a caption to go with it.
- Be able to safely search for an image directly connected to the learning content.
- Be able to copy and paste the image into a document.
- Be able to provide the link where they got the image.
- Be able to write a caption in their own words to go with the picture.
- Understand nonfiction text features.
Copy: To copy is to make an identical version, reproduce.
Paste: To paste is to insert a copied object.
Link: A link is a code or instruction that connects one part of a program or an element in a list to another.
Caption: A caption is a title or brief explanation appended to an article, illustration, cartoon, or poster.
Pre-planning will include lessons that are taught in content areas.
Teach the students about nonfiction text features. Use this video from the Bespectacled Librarian.
Share the video with students to learn how to copy an image. Please have them follow copyright. Images should be in public domain and free from copyright. Images can be copied from Google, but they have to be public domain.
Go to Google.com and search for an image. Click on Tools, Usage Rights and then choose images that are labeled for reuse.
Go to Photos For Class for a huge image library with images for students. These images can be copied or downloaded.
- See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources.
A mouse may need to be provided for students that lack dexterity in controlling the trackpad on a laptop.
Teacher teaches students about nonfiction text features and how to look for captions in nonfiction to understand the text fully.
Have the students watch the video on Nonfiction Text Features.
Students will be finding their own images and creating captions for the images.
Teacher shares appropriate image search sites with students.
Have the students watch the video on copyright and fair use.
Teacher shows students where to locate usage rights on search.
Teacher instructs students on how to copy and paste, then resize and format if needed.
Have the students watch the video on copy and pasting if using Google or other image site that allows copying.
Teacher instructs where captions belong on a picture.
- Check for understanding
- Spotlight sharing of captions with the class
- Shared document with teacher
- Teacher created rubric
Respect IT! Digital Citizen
2. Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.
MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.
Device and Resources
CONTENT AREA RESOURCES
- Writing nonfiction text features.
Can cross connect with music, art and physical education.
- Any content used within the NGSS for topics.
- Create captions for historical events.
This task card was created by Julie Hoehing, Lake Shore Public Schools. January 2018.