Non-Fiction . A balanced literacy program should include all types of genre Learning to read and write non-fiction is a necessary skill Using non-fiction material helps us think Non-fiction material can engage the reader Some non-fiction materials are more accessible to some students .
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Questions are the door to human wonder. Mine them with a pick ax. All kids have questions.
Cause children to change their actions towards the environment, the homeless, politics …..
Want to students to bring what they are learning into their own lifeNon Fiction can
They are waiting for something to happen – waiting for books and texts to learn them.
Research requires enthusiasm and chutzpah!When Children sit in fronT of a NF TEXT
Write a statistic at the top of the page. Have students write off it and write a question about it.
Level 1 (22% of adults) Canadians at this level have difficulty dealing with printed materials and have few basic skills for decoding or working with text. They most likely identify themselves as people who cannot read.Using Statistics
Choose 1 detail and write about it in detail
Writing about it raises questions and you will never look at the object/activity the same way
Students need to write about something they know about
Short term observation gives students opportunity to record data Donald GravesObservation
Once it is known that a local school, wantsto learn from and build on community resources, all manners of persons come forward to recommend others who can contribute to children’s learning.Use the community resources
Fonts and special effects – titles, headings, boldface print, colour print, italics …
Madonna visited Malawi in 2007.
LOS ANGELES — A high-profile charitable foundation set up to build an all-girls’ school for impoverished students in Malawi, founded by the singer Madonna and fellow devotees of a prominent Jewish mysticism movement, has collapsed after spending $3.8 million on a project that never came to fruition. The board of directors of the organization, ’Raising Malawi, has been ousted and replaced by a caretaker board, including Madonna and her manager, officials with the organization said Thursday. Its executive director, who is the boyfriend of Madonna’s trainer, left in November amid criticism of his management style and cost overruns for the school, which included what auditors described as outlandish expenditures on salaries, cars, office space and a golf course membership, free housing and a car and driver for the school’s director. Most strikingly, the plans to build a $15 million school for about 400 girls in the poor southeastern African country of 15 million — which had drawn financial support from Hollywood and society circles, as well as the Los Angeles-based Kabbalah Centre International, an organization devoted to Jewish mysticism — have been officially abandoned.
Ability to recount
Plan logistical arguments
Ability to write directions
think of some questions on the topic (some students may have to do more reading first) put each question on a separate piece of paper, when reading put information on that piece of paper, the number of questions depends on the children’s previous knowledge
Good endings capture the essence of the piece, wrap things ups, and conclude with a final sentence that fits.