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Learn to love nonfiction


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Presentation given at NCSLMA 2012

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  • Students need skills to read charts, graphs, and diagrams,They need to understand how to use nonfiction text features.They need these skills in order to write research papersMost adult reading is to solve a problem which requires nonfiction books
  • EVALUATE- compare your collection to recommendations, create a graphic to share with adminWEED- don’t be afraid of empty or partially empty shelves, if your budget is $0 use book fairs, fundraisers, PTSO requests etc, look onlinePROMOTE
  • Booktalk nonfictionSchedule author visits of nonfiction authorsChose nonfiction for book club selectionsTeach nonfiction text features in library lessonsTeach teachers about nonfiction text features, use my free poster on FlickrPair nonfiction and fiction subject, we did this for our state book awardsUse book passes or speed tables (display cover out by subject)Using genre cards with classes this year
  • Sept 11th, Pirate Day, Constitution DayHalloween: typical scary stories as well as books on bones, Zombie’s Guide to the Human Body, Hades mythology, Are You Afraid Yet: The Science Behind Scary Movies, Monster series, Salem Witch trial books, etc.
  • Lost in the River of Grass by Chomp by Carl HiassenRiver Monsters by Scholastic booksAtlas of the World’s Strangest AnimalsThe World’s Strangest Animals, ScholasticEssential Deer Hunting for TeensThe Plant Hunters by Anita SilveyHatchet by Gary Paulsen
  • Challenge your students to read one from each genre or subject area, did this with special ed this year and as part of my reading program, Reader’s Quest
  • Run a collection analysisSee which categories you have the most ofBuy stickers for those categories: animals, arts and crafts, cars, cooking, crime, folktales, health, history, etc.Create an area for each category, start sortingWEED, WEED while you sortPut stickers on themI changed spine label and record in catalog to NON ABC ANIMALS, you can leave the Dewey #
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    • 1. Learn to Love Nonfiction Tamara Cox Librarian, Palmetto Middle Williamston, SC
    • 2. Nonfiction Can Be Fun
    • 3. Why should we emphasize nonfiction?NONFICTION READERS can read FICTIONFICTION READERS struggle with NONFICTION
    • 4. How can librarians help?WEED PURCHASE EVALUATE
    • 5. How can librarians help?
    • 6. Current Events & Holidays
    • 7. Nonfiction Display Ideas Use Color to Inspire You
    • 8. Orange you glad you READ
    • 9. ARE THE NEW
    • 10. Reality TV ReadingInspiration
    • 11. Do you watch? Try reading…
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    • 25. Nonfiction Organization
    • 26. Book Bins and Shelf Markers
    • 27. Make Nonfiction Easy to Browse Pair fiction and nonfiction. Speed Tables Genre Challenge
    • 28. Mr. Dewey, I Bid You Adieu
    • 29. Nonfiction Blogs, Lists and Webinars NCSS Outstanding Social NSTA Outstanding Studies Trade Books Science Trade BooksOthers American Book AwardsAudie AwardsBlack Caucus of the ALA Literary AwardsBoston Book Review Literary AwardBread Loaf Bakeless PrizeCosta Book AwardsGovernor Generals Literary AwardsKiriyama Pacific Rim Book PrizeLannan Literary AwardsMinnesota Book AwardsNational Book AwardNational Book Critics Circle AwardPulitzer PrizeReference and User Services Association AwardsRobert F. Kennedy Book Award
    • 30. Popular Books @ My School
    • 31. Contact Me: Tamara Cox @coxtl