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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.

  1. Identify Structure of Nonfiction
  2. Analyze Genre of Nonfiction
  3. Critique Nonfiction
  4. Generate and Address Questions
  5. Identify Main Idea
  6. Apply Prior Knowledge
  7. Relate, Connect, Compare
  8. Solve Problems and Draw Conclusions
  9. Make Predictions
  10. Use Sequence and Order
  11. Follow Instructions
  12. 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.

  1. Pair Fiction Reading with Nonfiction Resources
  2. Fiction Read-Aloud with Nonfiction Activities
  3. Nonfiction Read-Aloud
  4. Nonfiction Reading Comprehension
  5. 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.

Focus on Inquiry

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