eBook The Nonfiction Now Lesson Bank, Grades 4-8: Strategies and Routines for Higher-Level Comprehension in the Content Areas, 1st Edition

  • Nancy Akhavan
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  • ISBN-10: 1452286469
  • ISBN-13: 9781452286464
  • DDC: 372.6
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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Every once in a while—and not often enough—a professional book comes along that has such a profound impact on your classroom practice you’re left wondering how you were able to survive so long without it. With this book, it’s about to happen again: that “where-have-you-been-all-my-life” feeling. What exactly makes this book such a stand-out? Instead of talking around the Common Core—or around what it means to read nonfiction well—it gets to the heart of showing you just how to teach content-area texts for slower, deeper, and more purposeful reading and understanding. If you consider the number of lessons, reproducibles, and ready-to-use informational texts, that alone is a pretty hefty sum of resources to transform teaching. But Nancy happens to be an educator who has performed many roles over her career so she divests in this book just about everything in her professional vault, presenting a whole-new vision for your nonfiction instruction.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
The “Now” Factor of Nonfiction Reading.
1: Yes, We Are Asking More of Our Nonfiction Readers.
2: Model It: Four Lessons for Introducing Close Reading.
3: Taming the Textbook: Strategies for Helping Students Handle These Tomes.
4: The Key Strategies for Deep Reading Nonfiction.
The Daily Duo.
5: The Daily Duo: A Sequence That Promotes Student Reading and Writing to Learn.
6: The Daily Layout of Teaching Nonfiction.
7: Planning Instruction for Student Success.
The Lessons and Texts.
8: Lessons for Getting Main Idea by Understanding Text Structures.
9: Prereading and Think-Aloud Lessons for Main Idea and Details.
10: Lessons That Support Students While Reading for Main Idea and Details.
11: After-Reading Engagements: Exploring the Main Ideas and Details in Texts.
12: Summarizing to Comprehend.
13: Understanding Key Vocabulary.
14: Writing About Reading.
Appendix: The Ready-To-Use Texts.
Reproducible Forms.
Photo Credits.