Nonfiction Strategies That Work

Nonfiction Strategies That Work

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Teachers are being bombarded with ideas for teaching nonfiction, but what really works? In this essential book, dynamic author Lori G. Wilfong describes ten best practices for teaching nonfiction and how to implement them in the classroom. She also points out practices that should be avoided, helping you figure out which strategies to ditch and which to embrace. Topics covered include... Finding quality, differentiated texts to teach content Selecting support strategies with purpose Providing students with a range of scaffolds for effective summary writing Purposely selecting vocabulary words to support content learning Working with students to develop strategies to cite textual evidence Using text structure as both a reading and writing tool for analyzing nonfiction And much more! Every chapter begins with an engaging scenario and ends with action steps to help you get started. The book also contains tons of handy templates that you can reproduce and use in your own classroom.Table 5.1 Cross-curricular Fiction and Nonfiction Reading in Eighth Grade Content area Nonfiction focus (2a€“3 short articles Month ... 2011) October Social Studies Revolutionary War Chains (Anderson, 2010) November Math Pythagoras Theorem The Curious Incident of ... The seventh grade language arts team at this school was not ready for such implementation and decided instead to borrow an ideaanbsp;...

Title:Nonfiction Strategies That Work
Author:Lori G. Wilfong
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-04-03


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