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This nonfiction response is great for students to begin to recognize the features of nonfiction pieces of writing. They can see what nonfiction writing has in common and pick out the main idea and supporting evidence. This worksheet would also be good for students to summarize and use again to reference the piece of work they read.

Current Events Critical Thinking Questions! Set of twenty task cards. Use with any current event and reutilize throughout the year. Promote higher order thinking in your classroom.

Do you have story tellers in your school? The Pearson Foundation and digital publisher, Atavist, have announced the details of the first annual Digital Storymakers Award — an award that recognizes excellence in original student nonfiction narrative that blends, text, photo, video, interactive maps and other rich media features. The 2013 grand prize is $5,000 and publication in the Digital Storymakers App. Story submissions accepted starting January 1, 2013, and due April 15, 2013.

Helping student recognize that they already have prediction in their life, in other ways. Now it's time to connect it to reading!

20 Brilliant Self-Help Books You Need To Read

20 Brilliant Self-Help Books You Need To Read

Instituted in 1973, the Golden Kite Awards are the only children’s literary award judged by a jury of peers. More than 1,000 books are entered each year. The Golden Kite Awards recognize excellence in children’s literatures in four categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Book Text, and Picture Book Illustration.

"How to Own Your Niche" -- ideas on how to become recognized as an expert within your niche. From Authority Publishing (