Using Non-Fiction Texts in the Middle and High School Classroom

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. Read this informative blog post from 2 Peas and a Dog to get ideas from other teachers about how they find and use non-fiction in their classrooms.

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.






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. Read this informative blog post from 2 Peas and a Dog to get ideas from other teachers about how they find and use non-fiction in their classrooms.

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