Travel around the world and have students demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction. Using any book about another country, students respond to questions that align with the Common Core standards for reading Informational Text, learning to read and comprehend difficult material in the process.
Identify Main Idea and supporting details
Write a summary
Identify text structure
Make connections to self, text, and world
Create a timeline
Identify parts of speech
Determine word meanings by using context clues
Compare and Contrast the country to their own
Compare and Contrast different presentations of similar material
Identify author's purpose
There are so many benefits in addition to strengthening students’ reading skills. Geography becomes fun and students develop an appreciation for cultures different than their own.