This comprehensive handout comes in a general education and modified format. The modified format is useful for students with special needs as it provides page numbers for the students to reference as well as slightly more straightforward questions. The goal of both versions of the handout is to teach students to read nonfiction text differently than they read fiction - namely, to focus on important details rather than trying to memorize and record every single fact. Two MP4 format videos that provide some visual background and basis for discussion are also available. These same videos are available on YouTube. This particular chapter also includes an article and assignment, with key, that ask students to separate persuasive writing techniques used in a piece of "informational" text.
Please note: The boxes on the handout are designed for students to type in. If you plan to photocopy the assignment I encourage you to make those spaces larger or reformat slightly.