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1. How to read number facts: Compare and Contrast meets visualization
2. Small group Nonfiction Project... For kids who don't receive extra services but could use an extra boost of nonfiction thinking
3. Jungle Book is coming to theatres. If you'd like to read it as a read aloud, it's meaty! I'm going to be reading pieces of it, along with researching jungles and wolf packs in a 2 week book club March 7-18. The stupid tests are interrupting my mojo. Time at your convenience!
Nonfiction... What next?
1. Tackle a Big Question and create a group slide show.
2. Design their own Jeopardy! game matrix and play each other's boards
3. Write a shark puppet show demonstrating their hunting ability.
4. Create a set of bookmarks with nonfiction facts to give out in the library.
Need a powerful nonfiction read aloud?
Forms of Nonfiction
Explain and Define.... Understand, classify, wonder
List... evaluate, rank, classify
Q & A .... Interview, wonder
Compare and Contrast.... Visualize, rank, apply, evaluate
Story/Poetry... visualize, apply, create
Sequence.... infer (time-based linking words), events
Cause and Effect... events, consequences, inferences, Prob&Sol
Persuade.... infer (audience), apply, analyze
Do you know these series? If you read them aloud, the readers will follow...
Nikki and Deja
Level O, featuring family, sassy friendship and mysteries.
Hey L'il D!
Lil D's big feet are part of his friendship world. Level N.
Adventure awaits on a South African wildlife preserve. Level P and the episodic chapters make a great read aloud.
This 80's classic series is Levels L, M, N in the bookroom.
Sweet Level N series featuring animals. Has won a ton of awards.
Meet a third-grader who isn't perfect but keeps trying. Level O.