Nonfiction Strategies That Work: Do This--Not That!

1st Edition

Lori G. Wilfong

Published May 13, 2014
Reference - 146 Pages
ISBN 9780415722087 - CAT# Y156659

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Teachers are being bombarded with ideas for teaching nonfiction, but what really works? In this essential book, dynamic author Lori G. Wilfong describes ten best practices for teaching nonfiction and how to implement them in the classroom. She also points out practices that should be avoided, helping you figure out which strategies to ditch and which to embrace. 

Topics covered include…

  • Finding quality, differentiated texts to teach content
  • Selecting support strategies with purpose
  • Providing students with a range of scaffolds for effective summary writing
  • Purposely selecting vocabulary words to support content learning
  • Working with students to develop strategies to cite textual evidence
  • Using text structure as both a reading and writing tool for analyzing nonfiction
  • And much more!

Every chapter begins with an engaging scenario and ends with action steps to help you get started. The book also contains tons of handy templates that you can reproduce and use in your own classroom.


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