Mixed Bags: Fiction and Nonfiction

Using a bag with one fiction and non-fiction book of similar topics, partners work together to find the differences and similarities of each story. They record their obervances in a T-chart.

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Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Pair up class members ahead of time
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires preparation of book bags including one fiction and one non-fiction book both on the same topic
  • Assumes learners know the features of fiction and non-fiction text
Pros

  • Includes multiple instructional strategies
  • Offers examples of fiction and non-fiction books on the same topic
  • Provides a T-chart worksheet
Cons

  • None