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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Impementing Nonfiction in the Classroom


Here is a great link with some good teaching ideas for using nonfiction and mini-units of inquiry.  In my mind, I see it as a possible center.


 
As the Common Core is implemented across the country, teachers are going to be thinking a lot about nonfiction. We love Wonderopolis as a tool for injecting nonfiction reading and writing into the school day.  This free resource has a clever, simple design, plus intriguing topics that can't help but spark kids' interest:
 
 
 
From the Choice Literacy Archives, Andrea Smith explains how she has made Wonderopolis an integral part of her intermediate classroom:
 
http://www.choiceliteracy.com/public/1417.cfm

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