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This presentation explores classroom-ready strategies which build student's confidence and competence as they read, write, and seek to understand texts of information. Resources and implementation support materials are provided below.

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  1. 1. Non-Fiction Matters: Teaching Students to Read and Understand Informational Text Presented by Angela Maiers, 2007
  2. 2. For ALL students to achieve at the highest level and attain success in any venture as learners, workers, and citizens of the twenty first century.
  3. 3. What do we know about the 21 st Century World ? <ul><li>95% of daily reading and writing will be devoted to non-fiction or informational materials and tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1.9 billion readers and writers are now on the Internet; 96% of the sites on are expository in form </li></ul><ul><li>Futurists predict that by 2020 the amount of information will double every 73 days </li></ul><ul><li>Only .01 percent of that information will be printed </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;How Much Information.&quot; School of Information Management & Systems. </li></ul><ul><li>2000. Regents of the University of California. 13 March, 2004. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Comprehension Comprehending
  5. 5. Nonfiction
  6. 6. Girls Like NF Too!!!!  
  7. 8. &quot;Fake&quot; Reading
  8. 9. Data on Nonfiction Reading <ul><li>73% 3F/P levels below fiction </li></ul><ul><li>15% 3 GRADE LEVELS below fiction </li></ul><ul><li>6% Struggled with decoding (Boys/Girls) </li></ul><ul><li>Stead, 2007 </li></ul>
  9. 10. What Makes Reading Nonfiction So Hard?
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  11. 12. What Makes NF Hard? <ul><li>NOT FICTION!!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>BACKGROUND </li></ul><ul><li>VOCABULARY </li></ul><ul><li>STRATEGIES </li></ul><ul><li>MINDSET </li></ul><ul><li>PERSERVERANCE </li></ul>
  12. 13. Read Nonfiction Like Fiction! VS.
  13. 14. Read Nonfiction Like Fiction! VS.
  14. 15. Words! Words! Words!
  15. 16. Word Problem Solving <ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Affixes-Prefix and Suffix </li></ul><ul><li>Bases/Core Words </li></ul><ul><li>Roots </li></ul>
  16. 17. spect inspect perspective introspective spectacles spectacular respect inspection inspector
  17. 18. graph bibliography autograph paragraph photography graphic autobiography
  18. 19. Schema Background Knowledge
  19. 20. Text Knowledge <ul><li>Teaching students how to recognize and represent the organizational patterns commonly used by authors can significantly influence students’ learning and comprehension. </li></ul><ul><li>Palinstar, Ogle, Carr, 97 </li></ul>
  20. 21. Background Knowledge??? Warranty LAW TEXT Warranty 100%
  21. 22. The Grocery Store
  22. 23. Strategies Are Different!
  23. 24. Strategy Lessons for Nonfiction <ul><li>Skimming or Previewing the Text </li></ul><ul><li>Scanning </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing the text through the index </li></ul><ul><li>Using heading ,captions, pictures,… </li></ul><ul><li>Determining what to read, order of reading </li></ul><ul><li>Noting organizational pattern </li></ul><ul><li>Deterring what to pay attention to </li></ul><ul><li>Determining what to ignore </li></ul><ul><li>What information fits with schema, what is new: how to sort it </li></ul>
  24. 25. 100% Rule Focus Stamina Attention Concentration Speed/Rate Self-Monitor
  25. 26. Planning For Instruction After During Before Reading Driving
  26. 27. Strategy Lessons for Nonfiction <ul><li>Skimming or Previewing the Text </li></ul><ul><li>Scanning </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing the text through the index </li></ul><ul><li>Using heading ,captions, pictures,… </li></ul><ul><li>Determining what to read, order of reading </li></ul><ul><li>Noting organizational pattern </li></ul><ul><li>Deterring what to pay attention to </li></ul><ul><li>Determining what to ignore </li></ul><ul><li>What information fits with schema, what is new: how to sort it </li></ul>
  27. 28. Text Survey What do you expect to be reading about? What words/vocabulary do you anticipate to learn? Questions/Predictions Text Support Visuals Heading/Subheading
  28. 29. Roundtable Alphabet 1960’s Z Mao Zedong Y X W Woodstock V Vietnam U T S Sexual Revolution R Rock Music Q P Protests O N Nixon M Moon Walk L Long Hair K Kennedy J Jimi Hendrix I H Hippies G F Flag Burning E Easy Rider D Drugs C Civil Rights B Beatles A Apollo
  29. 31. Content Bibliography <ul><li>I See What You Mean by Steve Moline </li></ul><ul><li>Nonfiction in the Primary Years by Nell Duke </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Non-Fiction 2-4 and 4-8 Scholastic Prof. Books </li></ul><ul><li>Nonfiction Matters by Stephanie Harvey </li></ul><ul><li>Nonfiction in Focus by Kristo and Bamford </li></ul><ul><li>Text Forms and Features by Margaret Mooney </li></ul><ul><li>Make It Real by Linda Hoyt </li></ul><ul><li>Informational Text by Margaret Mooney and Linda Hoyt </li></ul><ul><li>Reading and Writing in Multiple Genre by Byers </li></ul><ul><li>Picture Story Books to Teach Literary Devices by Susan Hill </li></ul>

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