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1 1 English SOL Institute Elementary Nonfiction Reading Strand English SOL Institute Elementary Nonfiction Reading Strand Pairing Picture Books and Music with Nonfiction Mary Parks Washington County Public Schools

2 2 Elementary Nonfiction Reading Nonfiction comprises at least half of what students read Nonfiction comprises at least half of what students read Content area lessons should reflect integrated English SOL within planning and instruction OR English lessons should integrate other content area information Content area lessons should reflect integrated English SOL within planning and instruction OR English lessons should integrate other content area information Key Points in Reading

3 3 Elementary Nonfiction Reading Key Points in Reading Comprehension skills and strategies are woven throughout Comprehension skills and strategies are woven throughout As students become independent readers, they need to be instructed in reading texts that are considerably longer and more complex in plot, syntax, and structure. As students become independent readers, they need to be instructed in reading texts that are considerably longer and more complex in plot, syntax, and structure.

4 MemoryMemory Pretend that today is the first day of class for you. You had previous instructions to bring something for show and tell so that your classmates could get to know you. On a piece of paper tell:   What item did you bring?   Why is the item significant to you?   Be very descriptive Pretend that today is the first day of class for you. You had previous instructions to bring something for show and tell so that your classmates could get to know you. On a piece of paper tell:   What item did you bring?   Why is the item significant to you?   Be very descriptive

5 Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge

6 Use as a get to know you activity Mock Quiz after first reading – teach importance of listening to picture books Emphasize Characters Implied/Explicit Traits Theme Multiple meanings of the word memory Symbolism Foldable Is this Fiction or Nonfiction? Could this be made into a nonfiction piece? Use as a get to know you activity Mock Quiz after first reading – teach importance of listening to picture books Emphasize Characters Implied/Explicit Traits Theme Multiple meanings of the word memory Symbolism Foldable Is this Fiction or Nonfiction? Could this be made into a nonfiction piece?

7 Link to Nonfiction Link to current event about memory loss or research memory loss Everyone can find something of interest to research Athletes could report on concussions Could do a mini-biography on someone who has suffered memory loss Link to current event about memory loss or research memory loss Everyone can find something of interest to research Athletes could report on concussions Could do a mini-biography on someone who has suffered memory loss 7

8 Additional Resources Readers Theater yline_wilfrid_reader.pdf yline_wilfrid_reader.pdf Screen Actors Guild Foundation Author’s Webpage mcdonald-partridge.html mcdonald-partridge.html Readers Theater yline_wilfrid_reader.pdf yline_wilfrid_reader.pdf Screen Actors Guild Foundation Author’s Webpage mcdonald-partridge.html mcdonald-partridge.html

9 Current Events Give specific instructions/format and expectationsGive specific instructions/format and expectations 5 W’s and How5 W’s and How Presenting to class aligns with communication standardsPresenting to class aligns with communication standards Give specific instructions/format and expectationsGive specific instructions/format and expectations 5 W’s and How5 W’s and How Presenting to class aligns with communication standardsPresenting to class aligns with communication standards 9

10 Get out the Scissors and Glue!

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12 Cut out examples of Non-Fiction Text Features/Structures BOLD italics underlined captions headings of sections BOLD italics underlined captions headings of sections 12

13 13 Signal Words Time sequence first, second, next, later, after, and finally Compare-contrast like, unlike, different, and same Cause-effect because, if….then, when…..then

14 Create Travel Brochure Students research a place they would like to visit and create a travel brochure Look at examples online or from local travel agency Students research a place they would like to visit and create a travel brochure Look at examples online or from local travel agency 14

15 Persuasive Essay  Have students pick an issue in their world that needs to be changed. Write a persuasive essay or letter convincing others to join your cause. Students can present their essays or letters to the class.

16 Works Cited Fox, M. Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. Kane Miller Book Pub, Print. "The Standards & SOL-based Instructional Resources English." Virginia Department of Education. VDOE, n.d. Web. 20 Jun Fox, M. Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. Kane Miller Book Pub, Print. "The Standards & SOL-based Instructional Resources English." Virginia Department of Education. VDOE, n.d. Web. 20 Jun

17 Contact Information Mary Parks Mary Parks 17

18 18 Reference within this presentation to any specific commercial or non-commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Virginia Department of Education. DisclaimerDisclaimer


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