How to Spark Middle Graders’ Interest in Reading Nonfiction – Education Article

Cate By Cate Gerard and Sunday Cummins There’s so much good nonfiction out there for our students to enjoy for self-selected reading, and the benefits seem endless. Nonfiction has the power to inspire curiosity and continued learning and to transform how students view their world. Sunday Recently, Cate interviewed 13 middle grade students about their nonfiction reading habits. During Cate’s conversations, 10 out of 13 students revealed that they self-select primarily fiction books for independent reading. Why not nonfiction? As…

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Improving Access to Books Worldwide – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

Susan Geidner’s kindergarten library class read nonfiction texts with the goal of raising awareness about access to books worldwide. This project led to a community-wide effort to help build a library in a town in Vietnam. Susan Geidner is a librarian at Avoca West Elementary School in Glenview, Illinois. Photo courtesy Susan Geidner What was the goal of your library awareness project, and how did you accomplish your goal? I wanted the kindergarten students in my library class to understand…

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Understanding Texts & Readers: Responsive Comprehension – Education Article

Understanding Texts & Readers: Responsive Comprehension Instruction with Leveled TextsBy Jennifer Serravallo(Heinemann, 2018 – Learn more) Reviewed by Linda Biondi Simply amazing! Jennifer Serravallo outdid herself – again! Her new book, Understanding Texts & Readers: Responsive Comprehension Instruction with Leveled Texts, is one of the most teacher friendly books that I have read. As a mentor and coach to student teachers, I am always looking for books that will help our next generation of professionals become more cognizant of their…

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