FREE Resources for Teaching Close Reading~ Helping students connect in meaningful ways with nonfiction has always been a challenge. This article defines close reading, offers teaching tips, and provides downloads to help teachers make the transition to this key CCSS style of instruction!
Nonfiction Text Features Comparing Multiple Accounts Spice up your lessons with this Titanic Pack! Just like all of my other activity packs, these lessons are FUN, extremely high-interest, organized, RIGOROUS, and ready to teach today! Your students will: Construct an 11 page "book" in their interactive notebooks (or, there's a standalone version if you don't do notebooks) and then annotate/define all of the nonfiction text features. Click description for more info!
This is a great book report template for elementary school students. It is designed to help young readers identify and illustrate facts about the book they read. Students will identify the title, author, write and illustrate three facts they learned, a vocabulary word that they define/ use in a sentence, and evaluate the book by giving the books stars.
10 Nonfiction Books That Will Define the Conversation in 2015. W/ the advent of a new year, there’s a whole new fleet of books on deck that we’ll have the chance to read throughout 2015. Whether it’s history, biography, the endless parade of celebrity brand-extension books, “diary” books, or memoir, there’s a book for every possible interest this year. Here are 10 that people are sure to be talking about, on topics ranging from rock ‘n’ roll to American tragedies of the past and present.
10 Nonfiction Books That Will Define the Conversation in 2015