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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Non-Fiction Fun!

On Monday we talked about why a first grader would read non-fiction.  
Take a look at their responses.

Then my first grade friends grabbed a few non-fiction books that interested them and began reading.  After they had a chance to read for 15-20 minutes, I handed them a stack of post-its.   I told them to write any questions they were still wondering about as they were reading in their non-fiction books.  Take a look at few friends diving right into their non-fiction fun.

Continue to stay posted to our blog to see what we do with our questions.

On Tuesday we reviewed what we learned yesterday by taking a look at a fiction book (Alexander, Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday) and discussing what text features it had. (characters, setting, problem, first, next, then, finally and how the problem was solved)  We also talked about how we could predict what was going to happen in Alexander.  Then I held up the Spider book and we talked about how we could predict that is was about spiders, but could not predict what was going to happen like we could in Alexander.  Then my first grade friends discovered some other text features (Index, Glossary and Maps) in the non-fiction book.  We talked about why a book would have those and how each of those could help the reader.  We ended our FACE lesson today by making a Venn Diagram of our discoveries between fiction and non-fiction.  If your child is reading a non-fiction book at home, help them use the text features to learn more about what they are reading.  Example: Find a word from the glossary in the book, see how it is used and help them understand what the word means.

Our Fiction/Non-Fiction Venn Diagram

1 comment:

  1. Lauren told me that she had a great time with this concept.