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1 Nonfiction readers remember strategies that have worked for us before. We ready our minds to read by noticing the text structure and before reading… we ask, What do I know about this topic and what do I expect to learn in this article?. FCIM January - Nonfiction Article Reading Week 1 Day 1 1) Notice the text structure 2) Think, What do I know about this topic? 3) Think, What do I expect to learn about this topic?

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3 FCIM January - Nonfiction Article Reading Week 1 Day 2 Readers read with power by pausing to ask, Does this match my expectations? We add onto and challenge what we already know. 4) Add on to your expectations. 1)Before reading think, What do I expect to learn in this article? 2) Read a little bit. 3) Think, Does this match my expectations?

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5 FCIM January - Nonfiction Article Reading TP3 In order to read with power and make sense of what we read… Nonfiction readers pay attention to text features (pictures, graphs, and charts) thinking, How do these features contribute to my understanding of this topic? 1)Read the text. 2) Notice the text features. 3) Think, How do these features contribute to my understanding of the topic?

6 1)Stop at an unknown word. 2) Think about what other word (synonym) might make sense in that sentence or a word that might mean the opposite (antonym). 3) Substitute that synonym or antonym to see if it makes sense in the sentence. 4) Use the synonym or antonym to help you figure out the unknown word. FCIM January - Nonfiction Article Reading Week 1 Day 4 Nonfiction readers read expecting to learn new vocabulary words. When we come to a word we dont know, we can use antonyms and synonyms to determine the meaning of the new word.

7 1) Stop at an unknown word. 2) Think about what the base word means. 3) Think about what the prefix and/or suffix means. 4) Use the meaning of the base word, prefix, and/or suffix to figure out the new vocabulary word. FCIM January - Nonfiction Article Reading Week 1 – Day 5 Nonfiction readers read expecting to learn new vocabulary words. When we come to a word we dont know, we can use base words, prefixes, and suffixes to determine the meaning of the new word.

8 Nonfiction readers often read pausing and saying to ourselves, What did I just read? We come up with little summaries of the important things we just read by using headings and subheadings. FCIM January - Nonfiction Article Reading Week 2 – Day 1 1.Read a portion. 2.Pause… and look back at headings and subheadings. 3. Put the information in your own words by summarizing.

9 Nonfiction readers sort information in categories by locating key sentences or pop out sentences that capture the main idea of the passage / paragraph. 1) Read a paragraph. 2) Think, What was this paragraph/passage mostly about? 3) Skim the paragraph/passage and find a sentence that matches that idea. FCIM January - Nonfiction Article Reading Week 2 – Day 2

10 Nonfiction readers figure out the main idea by jotting notes in order to categorize the information we read. (Who? What?). 1) Read a little bit. 2) Stop and jot key words or phrases on a post-it note as you are reading. 3) Look over your notes to figure out the main idea (Who? What?). FCIM January - Nonfiction Article Reading Week 2 Day 3

11 Nonfiction readers pause in between information, absorbing the information and thinking, How does what Ive read here go with what I read before? 1) Read a little. 2) Stop and think about what you read. 3) Read a little bit more. 4) Think, How does what Ive read here go with what I read before? FCIM January - Nonfiction Article Reading

12 Nonfiction readers can retell the main idea and the details by stating the main idea and saying, one example of this is… and another example… 1) Think, What is the article mostly about? 2) Think, What are the details that support the main idea? 3) Retell the main idea and details by saying, one example of this is… and another example… FCIM January - Nonfiction Article Reading

13 Nonfiction readers understand the big idea / main idea of an entire text by rereading main idea post-its across a text asking, What is the big idea or main idea of this text that the author wants me to know? 1) Read across main idea post-its. 2) Think, What is the big idea or main idea of this text that the author wants me to know? FCIM January - Nonfiction Article Reading Week 3 – Day 1

14 Nonfiction readers read text to grow really deep ideas. 1) Read a little bit. 2) Pause and absorb the information. 3) Ask, How come? or Why? or think, I wonder… FCIM January - Nonfiction Article Reading Week 3 – Day 2

15 Nonfiction reader often grow really deep ideas about text by looking for patterns. As you are reading… 1) Think, What is ALIKE here? or What am I noticing again and again and again? 2)Ask, How come? or Why? or think, I wonder… FCIM January - Nonfiction Article Reading

16 Nonfiction reader often grow really deep ideas about text by looking for patterns. As you are reading… 1) Think, What is ALIKE here? or What am I noticing again and again and again? 2) Ask, How come? or Why? or think, I wonder… 3) Think, How is this DIFFERENT? 4) Ask, How come? or Why? or think, I wonder… FCIM January - Nonfiction Article Reading

17 Nonfiction readers pay attention to surprising parts in our texts by squeezing our minds to grow ideas about these parts and we can add our thoughts on a post-it note. 1) Stop at a surprising part in the text. 2) Jot down the surprising fact on a post-it note. 3) Squeeze your mind and think about the surprising fact by saying, This makes me think… 4) Jot down your thoughts on the post- it note. FCIM January - Nonfiction Article Reading Week 3 Day 5

18 Nonfiction readers often reread the beginning, skim the middle, and reread the ending in order to understand the main idea of the text or selection. 1) Reread the beginning of the article. 2) Skim the middle of the article. 3) Reread the end of the article. 4) Think about the main idea of the article. FCIM January - Nonfiction Article Reading Week 4 Day 1

19 Nonfiction readers read with aware minds knowing authors have a reason or purpose for writing. We can do this by watching out for a mix of fact and opinion as we read. As you are reading: 1) Look for facts (can be tested or proven). 2) Look for opinions (what someone thinks). 3) Think, Did this author write this article to share opinions, facts or both? FCIM January - Nonfiction Article Reading Week 4. Day 2

20 Nonfiction readers read with aware minds to determine the authors purpose and point of view by paying attention to word choice and tone. Think: 1) Why did the author write this article? 2) What words/sentences tell me this? 3) What is the authors point of view or opinion on the subject? FCIM January - Nonfiction Article Reading Week 4 Day 3

21 Nonfiction readers think about all of deep ideas we are growing about a text and make up our own minds about the information. We weigh everything that has been read against our own thinking and decide what makes sense or feels right to us. After reading the article think… 1) What is the authors purpose and point of view? 2) What do I think about the information in the article? FCIM January - Nonfiction Article Reading Week 4 – Day 4

22 Nonfiction readers celebrate by reflecting on all they have learned about reading nonfiction. 1) Think about strategies you use when reading nonfiction. 2) Think about strategies you use when reading fiction. 3) Think about the strategies you use when reading both fiction and nonfiction. FCIM January - Nonfiction Article Reading Week 4 – Day 5


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