Nonfiction in the classroom

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Nonfiction in the classroom

  1. 1. for Middle School Middle School Middle School April 10, 2013 Presentation by Paige Ysteboe Media Specialist Western Middle School
  2. 2. Where to Find Books • Your school library -- use your librarian! • Blogs • Award Lists (see handout) • School Library Journal or other professional journals • Kathleen Baxter’s Books
  3. 3. Blogs -- there are many!
  4. 4. Awards and Award Lists • Sibert Award • YALSA Nonfiction Award • ALA Notable Children’s Books • Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students • Notable Social Studies Trade Books forYoung People
  5. 5. • Do you recognize the author? • Is there a bibliography? (may not be in older books but should be in newer books) • Is the book part of a series? • Remember: you don’t have to teach the entire book -- sometimes using just a chapter or even just a page will meet your needs. What to Look for:
  6. 6. Picture Books = Great Lesson Hooks
  7. 7. ★Winner --YALSA Nonfiction Award ★Winner -- Sibert Medal ★Newbery Honor ★National Book Award Finalist
  8. 8. Gripping Civil War Stories
  9. 9. Our Ugly Past
  10. 10. Triumph Over Hatred
  11. 11. One Story -- Two Books
  12. 12. Two Scientific Mysteries
  13. 13. Gross Them Out!
  14. 14. Viruses and Diseases
  15. 15. Books About Women

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