Informational (Nonfiction)

Philosophy:

The emphasis on nonfiction is equal to or perhaps even greater than that of fiction.  Research supports the idea that students in the US do a very good job reading fiction due to the emphasis placed on this genre throughout the grades.  As a nation our students quickly fall behind others in their ability to read nonfiction, when in fact this will be the majority of what they read as they continue through school and beyond.

Requirements:

Supports Content Classes -

  • Collaboration between content teachers so as to introduce and provide support to them as they integrate reading into their subject area.

Genres of Nonfiction are directly taught - both in organization, each one's unique vocabulary, and strategies used to aide in comprehension (Venn diagrams, t charts, etc.)