Teaching nonfiction can be one of the best experiences of the school year. Nonfiction lesson plans require organization, planning, high-interest articles, and standards-alignment.
Lauralee recommends teaching students when they will read nonfiction and providing “extras” to reinforce comprehension. Her organized nonfiction lesson plans approach involves providing background, brainstorming together, and writing thoughtful responses. Sound interesting? Read more!
Melissa recommends explicitly introducing students to informational texts before beginning your nonfiction lesson plans. She prioritizes summarizing and analyzing nonfiction texts. In this post, you can read about how Melissa scaffolds nonfiction reading response activities to lead students from basic comprehension to higher-order thinking. The goal? Keep them engaged!