Diving into nonfiction!

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Diving into nonfiction!

  1. 1. Diving into Nonfiction!
  2. 2. How to choose… <ul><li>Based on reading ability as well as background knowledge </li></ul>
  3. 3. Five Finger Rule <ul><li>Have your child read the first page with a decent amount of text. </li></ul><ul><li>Put up a finger for each unknown or hard word. </li></ul><ul><li>0-1 fingers = too easy </li></ul><ul><li>2-3 fingers = just right </li></ul><ul><li>4-5 fingers = too hard </li></ul>
  4. 4. Notice the text features <ul><li>Table of contents </li></ul><ul><li>Headings </li></ul><ul><li>Captions </li></ul><ul><li>Glossary </li></ul><ul><li>Charts </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ask questions <ul><li>Before, during, and after reading </li></ul><ul><li>I wonder… </li></ul><ul><li>Students may find answers to the questions as they continue reading. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Take notes <ul><li>Notes are not complete sentences </li></ul><ul><li>They are in students’ own words </li></ul><ul><li>They contain only the important or interesting points </li></ul><ul><li>Use them to retell </li></ul>
  7. 7. Reread <ul><li>Pause to think…don’t rush </li></ul><ul><li>Good readers reread when they don’t understand </li></ul>
  8. 8. Choose another book <ul><li>Reading more than one book on a topic increases nonfiction reading skills. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Works Cited <ul><li>Block, Cathy, and Michael Pressley. “Best Practices in Teaching Comprehension.” Best Practices in Literacy Instruction . Ed. Linda B. Gambrell, Lesley Mandel Morrow and Michael Pressley. New York: Guilford, 2007. 220. </li></ul>

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