Straight from the Horse's Mouth:
Nonfiction, Technology and Information Fluent Thinkers
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Part 1: Straight from the Horse's Mouth: Nonfiction and the Information Age
Part 2: A Dozen Skills: Standards, Thinking, and Information Age Fluency
Promote Standards and Thinking Skills. In this section, we'll explore a dozen nonfiction skills and associated standards.
- Identify Structure of Nonfiction
- Analyze Genre of Nonfiction
- Critique Nonfiction
- Generate and Address Questions
- Identify Main Idea
- Apply Prior Knowledge
- Relate, Connect, Compare
- Solve Problems and Draw Conclusions
- Make Predictions
- Use Sequence and Order
- Follow Instructions
- Find Meaning
Part 3: Enhance the Teaching and Learning Environment with Nonfiction Resources
Expand Your Thinking. In this section, we'll explore five ways to integrate nonfiction into your existing classroom activities.
- Pair Fiction Reading with Nonfiction Resources
- Fiction Read-Aloud with Nonfiction Activities
- Nonfiction Read-Aloud
- Nonfiction Reading Comprehension
- Cooperative Learning
SCORE IT. Let's explore ways to assess student understanding of nonfiction. Involve students in storytelling, communication, organization, representation, evidence, inference, and teaching. Explore the Greek Mythology Example.