By the time kids reach middle school, they have an extensive, built-in recognition of all things fiction. From the time our middle schoolers were knee-high to a grasshopper, they were told bedtime STORIES. Very few parents read encyclopedia articles to their toddlers.
So what we get when students get to us is kids ready to do bigger and deeper things with fiction but with nonfiction? Not so much.
This GUIDE to Nonfiction will give your students the tools they need to access the treasure vaults of information withing the labyrinth of expository text.
Students will learn to:
• Differentiate Between Fiction and Nonfiction
• Identify Inner-text clues that reveal Nonfiction
Strategies such as:
• Spy on the Text
• Monitor and Adjust Reading Speed
• Taking 2-Column Notes
• Identifying the Main Idea
• Recognizing Text Patterns