ERIC Number: ED404640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Using Nonfiction Effectively in Your Classroom, Grades 1-6.
Suggesting that now is the time to begin developing the skills and strategies to handle the wealth of information available, this booklet shows teachers how to use a variety of nonfiction trade books to help students in grades 1-6 question, acquire, and use information. The booklet's introductory section describes nonfiction trade books' additional benefits, including promoting discovery, broadening students' background knowledge and interests, encouraging authentic learning, and building critical reading skills. Additional sections of the booklet address criteria for selecting nonfiction trade books; easy ways to use nonfiction books in the classroom; using graphic organizers with nonfiction trade books; inquiry, investigation, an research skills; and activities and projects. Contains four reproducible blackline masters and a 7-item bibliography of professional books for using nonfiction effectively. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Education, Graphic Organizers, Inquiry, Nonfiction, Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials, Reading Skills, Research Skills
Grolier Classroom Publishing, Sherman Turnpike, Danbury, CT 06816 ($7).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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