More and more, teachers are requesting educational resources that go beyond traditional teachers guides and activity sheets. So while I do still have those kinds of materials on my website, I’m also offering resources that delve deeply into the nonfiction reading and writing process from an author’s point of view.
Some of these resources focus on books I’ve written and describe various stages of my creative process in detail, while others provide more general information and highlight books written by a wide variety of nonfiction authors.
On Mondays this year, I’m going to be sharing some of these resources and providing ideas for how they might be used in the classroom. Today, I’m going to focus on Nonfiction Read Alouds.
If you read a book to students every day, I recommend selecting a nonfiction title twice a week. Because narrative nonfiction has so much in common with fiction, I suggest focusing more attention on expository titles.
When I talk to teachers who are hesitant to read nonfiction aloud, I hear the same three questions over and over: