Students need to be exposed to a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts during their educational careers. It is important that teachers select high quality and engaging non-fiction pieces to compliment any fiction works covered in class.
Through non-fiction reading students build background knowledge about the world. When students have a solid foundation of background knowledge it makes reading other non-fiction, fiction and content area textbooks easier to understand.
This week our #2ndaryELA Twitter chat focused on using non-fiction texts in the middle and high school classrooms. Read the curated Twitter chat below to get ideas from other teachers about how they find and use non-fiction in their classrooms.
Have your say! Please use the comments section below to tell other teachers how you use non-fiction works in your classroom.