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416 resources with the concept nonfiction

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Text Analysis

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Seven activities boost reading comprehension skills. Working independently and collaboratively, scholars analyze fiction and nonfiction text. Participants identify the author's purpose, determine and produce facts and opinions, as well...
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Peter Pan: Teacher Resource Guide

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Sixteen lessons make up a unit all about the book, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. Using plot points and details from the story, scholars examine real versus fantasy, complete character webs, draw settings, compose friendly letters, and...
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Close Reading of Informational/Literary Nonfiction Texts

For Teachers 9th Standards
What does it mean to be Americanized? Pupils read a text excerpt from Edward Bok's "The Americanization of Edward Bok." Next, they engage in the SOAPSTone strategy for analyzing the text. Afterward, scholars write a summary of the...
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Writing Acrostic Poems with Thematically Related Texts in the Content Areas

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Scholars scour thematically aligned texts to gather a bank of words they can use in an original acrostic poem. 
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The Little Mermaid Part One

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Enjoy an engaging reading of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" with a three-part audiobook. The first part of the emotional tale takes listeners under the sea to follow the little mermaid's journey above water to explore the...
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Classroom Guide for Sacred Mountain: Everest

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
The most famous climbers of Mount Everest could never have made it to the summit without the assistance of the local Sherpa. Christine Taylor-Butler's nonfiction children's book Sacred Mountain: Everest is the focus of an extensive...
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Summer Reading Project

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Summer means sun, fun, and a good book! Boost scholars' enthusiasm and proficiency in reading with a summer project of their choice—a book jacket, collage, or shoe box diorama. A variety of titles and authors from every genre offers...
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I Am Malala

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai is an inspirational tale of heroism through adversity. Focus on the key details of the book with a quick review crossword...
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In Cold Blood

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In Cold Blood, Truman Capote's groundbreaking work in the world of nonfiction literature, is the focus of a quick review resource. Readers solve a crossword puzzle that offers clues about the book's characters and events.
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Into the Wild

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Chris McCandless's life, adventures, and untimely death is the subject of Jon Krakauer's nonfiction work, Into the Wild. A thorough crossword puzzle includes quotes, characters, and key details from the book as clues.
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Reading Nonfiction: Analyzing Joseph McCarthy's "Enemies from Within" Speech

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Looking for a lesson that teaches class members how to analyze nonfiction? Use Joseph McCarthy's famous "Enemies from Within" speech as a instructional text. Worksheet questions direct readers' attention to the many historical references...
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Famous Inventors — Zip it Up

For Students 3rd Standards
Explore the invention of the zipper with a 10-question reading comprehension learning exercise that challenges scholars to show what they know about an informational text's details and vocabulary.  
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The Lorax

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Accompany a reading of The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and Tell Me, Tree by Gail Gibbons with an activity packet designed to bring awareness to nature, specifically trees. Scholars take to the outside, draw lines to create trees reminiscent of...
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Before, During, and After Reading Activities

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Address a multitude of skills with a series of nonfiction reading graphic organizers. From making predictions and accessing prior knowledge to think-pair-share and retelling information, the activities are a solid addition to any...
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The Koala Search

For Students 5th Standards
After reading a passage about the effort to save the koalas in Australia, fifth graders answer 10 reading response questions. The questions address multiple skill strategies including making inferences, identifying text organization,...
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Informational Text Graphic Organizers

For Students 3rd Standards
Analyze informational text with a set of three worksheets that focus on the main idea and supporting details, and reinforces note taking skills, and the use of context clues to define new words. 
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Civil War Medicine: Fact or Fiction

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Young historians compare the presentation of medical care during the Civil War in passages from fictional and nonfictional texts. They examine passages from Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell and Soldier's Heart by Gary Paulsen, and...
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Pumpkins Are Popping up Everywhere!

For Students 2nd Standards
Answer who, what, when, and why with an informative worksheet focusing on the life of a pumpkin. Scholars read and answer questions—including multiple choice and short answer—in response to a passage about the growth of a pumpkin seed...
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I See a School

For Students K - 1st Standards
Enthusiastic readers report on a book detailing what it's about and their favorite part with a picture-based writing template. A nonfiction version takes a step further to highlight what the pupil learned, and a fiction version showcases...
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 8: Nonfiction Close Reading

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
As part of their study of Things Fall Apart, class members conduct a close reading of a section of Chinua Achebe's essay, "An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness." Jigsaw groups then compare the voice in the essay...
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Special Friends: Challenge Activities (Theme 9)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Special Friends is the theme of a unit comprised of challenge activities for those who have already mastered the skills in the Houghton Mifflin unit Special Friends. Extended learning opportunities include writing an activity book, a...
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Chicago Changes

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Scholars determine statements as fact or opinion in a practice page consisting of two reading passages followed by multiple choice and short answer questions. Fact and opinion passages detail information about Chicago and Ethiopia. 
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Let’s Look Around!: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Let's Look Around! is the theme of a unit created to provide extra support by way of chants, grand discussion, and practice worksheets. Topics covered include; double final consonants, blending sounds, plurals, high frequency words,...
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Let’s Look Around!: Challenge Activities (Theme 3)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Let's Look Around! is the theme of a unit that offers a plethora of challenge activities. Enhance your scholars' learning experiences and reinforce concepts with activities such as writing a book about farm animals, an imaginary place,...