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ERIC Number: ED471790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 203
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-57230-546-0
Exploring the Literature of Fact: Children's Nonfiction Trade Books in the Elementary Classroom. Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy.
Moss, Barbara
This book provides practical strategies for K-6 teachers for using nonfiction trade books in language arts and content area instruction. Research-based classroom-tested ideas are spelled out to help teachers: select from among the many quality nonfiction trade books available; incorporate nonfiction into the classroom; work with students to develop comprehension strategies for informational texts; elicit responses to nonfiction through drama, writing, and discussion; and use nonfiction to promote content area learning and research skills. The book includes teacher-created lesson plans, extensive lists of recommended books (including choices for reluctant readers), illustrative examples of student work, and suggestions for linking nonfiction reading to the use of the World Wide Web. Following an Introduction, chapters in the book are: (1) Exploring the Nonfiction Genre; (2) Choosing Nonfiction Trade Books; (3) Bringing Nonfiction into the Classroom; (4) Helping Students Read Nonfiction Strategically; (5) Guiding Student Response to Nonfiction; and (6) Content Area Learning through Nonfiction. Each chapter includes a summary, references, and a book list. Appended are lists of Orbis Pictus Award-Winning Books. (NKA)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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