(Aligned to Common Core, Webb’s Depth of Knowledge, and Backward Design)
A link to hundreds of “free to use” stories from the historic McGuffey Eclectic Readers is included.

This product covers five categories of Literary Nonfiction:
Character Development
Point of View Order and Sequence
Explain Relationships
Writer’s Craft
Reason and Evidence

Here is a resource to connect kids daily to in-depth thinking and writing about reading. The rigorous questions are kid-friendly. The teacher can use a question to model thinking and get a lively collaborative discussion going in minutes. These 58 questions are not only for teacher modeling and collaborative discussion but also for paired interaction, and for independent journal writing. They correlate with “I Do,” “We Do,” “You Do” and can be adapted as essential questions or “Ticket Out” tasks.

Post them anywhere in your room, or print the task cards for students to use in groups, in centers, or for independent writing. Several posters can be placed together on a board so that you can refer to them throughout the week. The matching task cards will help kids focus on key concepts you are emphasizing in class. Spiral notebooks work well for students’ written responses to these types of questions. They are able to refer to pieces they have written to review concepts and to monitor their progress in writing about reading.

Teacher read-alouds of non-fiction text is important in the reading classroom. Literary nonfiction (also referred to as narrative nonfiction) gives the teacher the opportunity to model thinking aloud about text structure and text features.

Literary non-fiction text for grades K-5 covers biography and autobiography. For grades 6-12 it broadens to include essays, speeches, and memoir. Questions here relate to making personal and textual connections, asking about content, accuracy, relevance, style, text structure and features. Literary nonfiction text relates literature by placing importance on description, sequence or time/order, compare/contrast, cause and effect, and problem/solution. These posters will help keep momentum high as students think about reading connections.

Included are reading reward coupons. The rewards are intended for expanded thinking and reasoning and for demonstrating improved depth of knowledge each week.

Other products related to writing about reading are: Literary Devices Posters and Task Cards, Comprehension Strategies Posters and Task Cards, Informational Text Posters and Task Cards, and Story Elements Posters and Task Cards.

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