An Introduction to Nonfiction
Examine the elements of nonfiction writings in this lesson. Learners list common features of nonfiction and compare nonfiction and fiction books on the same topic. Create a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the two genres.
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Library Skills and Literature
The library is such a valuable resource for kids of all ages. Help elementary readers learn all about parts of the library, text features for both fiction and nonfiction text, and different ways to find books that they want to read.
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Before, During, and After Reading Activities
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...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Spring into the Library: An Introduction to Library Arrangement
Students explore the basics of the library arrangement and the location of materials. They locate the easy books, chapter books, elementary non-fiction, biograohies, magazines, and computers in the library. Students review the...
K - 2nd English Language Arts
Introduction to the Dewey Decimal System
Imagine a library scavenger hunt. What might searchers find in the section labeled "521"? What about in the "611's"? Class groups investigate the Dewey Decimal System of numbering nonfiction books in the library. Given a number, they...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts