Common Core Reading Lessons: Pairing Literary and Nonfiction Texts to Promote Deeper Understanding

1st Edition

Stacey O'Reilly, Angie Stooksbury

Published December 16, 2013
Reference - 164 Pages
ISBN 9780415733199 - CAT# Y160049

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The Common Core is placing a heavier emphasis on nonfiction, but that doesn't mean you have to give up your literature lessons! In this book, English teachers Stacey O'Reilly and Angie Stooksbury describe how you can combine nonfiction with fiction to meet the standards and give students a deeper understanding of what they are reading. This practical book provides a variety of nonfiction reading strategies as well as ready-to-implement lesson plans and text pairing suggestions.

You will get…

  • A variety of useful strategies to help students analyze nonfiction
  • Sample units with step-by-step agendas and lesson plans
  • Ready-to-use classroom handouts and rubrics for assessment
  • Suggested text pairings across genres and time periods


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