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Reading: Nonfiction

Make it Real: Learning to Love Nonfiction (K-6)

Informational texts govern as much as 84% of the reading done by literate adults and comprise as much as 70% of standardized assessments. Yet, fiction continues to characterize the bulk of our literacy instruction. How can we increase the amount of informational reading in our K-6 classrooms? How can we teach reading while teaching content? How can we help our students get excited about informational texts? How can we ensure that children are reading to learn WHILE they are learning to read? Come prepared for practical ideas you can use in read alouds, guided reading, writing, content area studies, and more! Ideas will be shared from Linda Hoyt's books, Make it Real: Strategies for Success in Informational Text (Heinemann, 2002) and Exploring Informational Texts: From Theory to Practice (Heinemann, 2003).

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