Making Nonfiction Fun to Read

37 Minutes

All states now test their students in the reading of nonfiction, or as the new Common Core and State Standards call this genre, informational text. This highly engaging and interactive workshop will show teachers how to incorporate research-based Fluency, Comprehension, and Vocabulary strategies into their content-area classrooms. Teachers will learn appropriate pre-reading activities to ensure their students succeed in their first reading of the text. New standards call for students to “read deeply;” hence teachers will learn activities that require students to reread a text multiple times while learning different literacy strategies. During- and post-reading strategies include identifying context clues, inference, text structure, and summarization.