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  1. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    Nonfiction Roundup
    With each annual crop of new nonfiction, teens have the opportunity to discover and explore new disciplinary worlds. Tune in to hear about an array of recently-published nonfiction titles that will engage teens in learning about history, science, economics, and medicine. You’ll hear about junk food and advertising, the atomic bomb and civil rights, bird watching and volcanoes – books written in a variety of formats for a variety of teen readers.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 8  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer
    Nonfiction Pyramid
    After students read an article or other work of nonfiction, they can use the Nonfiction Pyramid to reflect on key ideas and details in the text.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Weather: A Journey in Nonfiction
    Questions about weather clear up when students use what they learned from their books to create a presentation to share with the rest of the class.
  4. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    Nonfiction Books for Teens
    In this episode, you'll hear about new nonfiction books that explore the role of women in the NASA space program, the Civil Rights Movement, and the experiences of Arab American youth in the post-9/11 era.
  5. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    New and Noteworthy Nonfiction
    Tune in to hear about newly-published biographies, memoirs, and essay collections as well as titles that explore history, science, and social issues.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Investigating Animals: Using Nonfiction for Inquiry-based Research
    Inspired by their curiosity about animals, students work together to research an animal of their choice and present the information they gather to an authentic audience.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Nonfiction Inquiry: Using Real Reading and Writing to Explore the World
    Nonfiction is the genre most likely to spur children’s passion and wonder for learning. This article discusses way to motivate children to read nonfiction.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Blending Fiction and Nonfiction to Improve Comprehension and Writing Skills
    Students use a text set to increase understanding of content area material and demonstrate what they have learned by writing an original piece that blends together narrative and expository elements.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Timelines and Texts: Motivating Students to Read Nonfiction
    In an effort to help motivate students to read nonfiction, students are challenged to use a timeline to help them name the year when certain products were invented.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Literature as a Jumping Off Point for Nonfiction Inquiry
    Students use text sets to research a topic inspired by a fiction book they have read. A text set is a collection of multiple text genres with a single focus.

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