Using Nonfiction Text in Pre-Kindergarten Presented by NC Pre-K Coaches
Ice Breaker • Use this time to select a magazine and read at your table.
Let’s Look in a Book By: Nell K. Duke
Presentation Objectives • Learn the importance of using nonfiction text in Pre-K classrooms. • Learn how to select appropriate nonfiction material.
Importance of Nonfiction Texts in Pre-K • Children need real life information. • Children are naturally curious and love learning new things. • Children gain background knowledge about a variety of topics. • Children learn new vocabulary. • And…
“The reason that certain text types (like nonfiction) and features of texts (visuals) tend to engage boys has much less to do with the text itself, and much more to do with the connection these features encourage readers to make to the world.” (Wilhelm 2002, p16)
Examples of Nonfiction* Materials • Magazines • Books • Posters • Newspapers • Teacher made books • eBooks • Maps *Informational or Expository
Features of Nonfiction Texts • Table of Contents • Headings • Glossary • Index • Tables • Charts • Labels • Captions • ebooks
Planning and Preparing for Using Nonfiction Text • Identify topics from LFOAI lessons • Visit your library/online catalog
Planning and Preparing for Using Nonfiction Texts • Text Selection • Age appropriate length • Clear pictures/photographs • Rich vocabulary • Relates to theme or students interest • Identify a text feature to highlight • Group Time- review the books at your table
Planning and Preparing for Using Nonfiction Texts • Read the book ahead of time. • Plan how you will incorporate non-fiction into your LFOAI lesson. • Plan your questions and think alouds. • Plan your talking points and explanations. • Plan for any text feature instruction. • Plan how you might make connections to the topic throughout the day.
“Nonfiction. Why don’t we just call it ‘Life’? And who ever said five- and six-year-olds don’t experience life?”Tomie dePaola