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ERIC Number: EJ1043728
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
The Dazzling World of Nonfiction
Miller, Donalyn
Educational Leadership, v71 n3 p22-27 Nov 2013
"I hate nonfiction, Mrs. Miller. It's so boring. It's all about dead presidents and whales." This was one student's response to her teacher's suggestion that she read a nonfiction book--for pleasure. It seems that few students are experiencing this pleasure, especially as they advance through school. Early on, children look to nonfiction books to answer their perpetual questions about the world. As students grow older, however, this interest in nonfiction often dies. So what's a teacher to do, especially in light of the Common Core standards, which put increased emphasis on informational text? Donalyn Miller, author of "The Book Whisperer," suggests five ways to foster students' interest in reading nonfiction texts: Book talk more nonfiction; read aloud nonfiction texts; use nonfiction as mentor texts; pair nonfiction texts with texts on related topics; and provide access, time, and supports
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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