Browse Books & More by Curriculum: Nonfiction
 

Lessons for Guided Writing: Nonfiction
This thoughtful guide offers lessons and strategies for all stages of writing nonfiction: collecting information from print and nonprint sources, evaluating and analyzing the data, and sharing it with authentic audiences in meaningful ways.
Grades 5 – & Up
Mary Sullivan; Kelli Holden

 
 

Nonfiction in Focus: A Comprehensive Framework for Helping Students Become Independent Readers and Writers of Nonfiction
Children's literature experts Janice Kristo and Rosemary Bamford show teachers how to choose nonfiction wisely and teach it wisely.
Grades K – 6
Rosemary A. Bamford; Janice Kristo

 
 

Nonfiction Passages With Graphic Organizers for Independent Practice: Grades 2-4
Get kids reading nonfiction with these 30 high-interest passages on topics such as animals, space, how things are made, and more. Comprehension questions, a graphic organizer, and a writing prompt accompany each selection, providing easily-graded, purposeful homework that's linked to the standards
Grades 2 – 4
Wiley Blevins; Alice Boynton

 
 

Nonfiction Passages With Graphic Organizers for Independent Practice: Grades 4 and Up
Teachers will get kids reading nonfiction with these 30 high-interest passages on topics such as survival in space, natural disasters, famous Americans, and more. Comprehension questions, a graphic organizer, and a writing prompt accompany each selection, providing easily-graded, purposeful homework that's linked to the standards.
Grades 4 – 12
Wiley Blevins; Alice Boynton

 
 

Pairing Fiction & Nonfiction
Reading expert, Deanne Camp, shows how matching two high-interest books-one fiction and one nonfiction-on the same topic can boost students' engagement and comprehension in any subject area.
Grades 3 – 5
Deanne Camp

 
 

Poems for Teaching in the Content Areas
What happens when you pair one of the most vibrant, versatile children's poets with one of the best educators? 75 poems perfectly pitched to the needs of teachers, along with simple unique ideas for maximizing their teaching power before, during, and after learning.
Grades 4 – & Up
Laura Robb; J. Patrick Lewis

 
 

Reading & Writing Informational Text in the Primary Grades
Increasingly, research supports the importance of teaching children to read and write informational text, but few resources show us how to do it well. This book fills that gap. The authors explain why it's important to weave informational text into the primary curriculum.
Grades K – 3
V. Susan Bennett-Armistead; Nell K. Duke

 
 

Reading Strategy Lessons for Science & Social Studies
Mentor teacher and reading expert, Laura Robb, shares 15 practical, research-based lessons that teachers can use to help kids navigate the special demands of the text they encounter in science and social studies classes. Strategy lessons include building background knowledge, asking questions, visualizing, building vocabulary, synthesizing information, and much more. Includes management tips and student samples.
Grades K – 5
Laura Robb

 
 

Strategies for Differentiating in the Content Areas
A master teacher-administrator team show how middle school teachers in ALL subject areas can reach ALL learners. Strayer and Strayer present eight surefire strategies teachers can use to a) provide assignment choices that motivate different kinds of learners and b) teach all students the content they need to know.
Grades 5 – & Up
Beverly Strayer; Troy Strayer

 
 

Teaching Comprehension With Nonfiction Read Alouds
In this thoughtful new resource, a master teacher shares her framework for presenting powerful read-aloud lessons that teach students the comprehension skills they need to read nonfiction. You'll learn how to plan and present interactive read alouds of newspaper or magazines articles, textbooks, informational books, and lots more.
Grades 3 – 6
Dawn Little

 
 

Teaching Nonfiction Writing: A Practical Guide
In this fascinating look at nonfiction writing, Laura Robb shares the classroom-tested lessons she developed after interviewing prominent nonfiction writers about their practice.
Grades 5 – & Up
Laura Robb

 
 

Teaching Students to Read Nonfiction: Grades 2-4
Teachers can help students read any kind of nonfiction with these easy lessons that introduce key nonfiction elements. Colorful transparencies present maps, graphs, diagrams, time lines and other nonfiction text features.
Grades 2 – 4
Wiley Blevins; Alice Boynton

 
 

Teaching Students to Read Nonfiction: Grades 4 and Up
Help students tackle the textbook with 15 lessons that introduce key nonfiction elements. Colorful transparencies present maps, graphs, diagrams, time lines and other nonfiction text features
Grades 4 – 8
Wiley Blevins; Alice Boynton

 
 

Teaching Text Structures: A Key to Nonfiction Reading Success
Two professors share their research-based, field-tested approach for helping students identify and analyze the most common expository text structures in order to better comprehend the nonfiction they read.
Grades 4 – 6
Sue Dymock; Tom Nicholson

 
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