Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Reading Across Genres to Learn About a Topic: Information Books, Stories, and Poems

Readers learn from many sources: nonfiction and fiction books, stories, poems, environmental print, signs, directions, cereal boxes...

During reader's workshop this unit, we will be working with partners to read about topics: animals, insects, foods, people, places, and transportation. Students will be expected to read a variety of text structures and notice the difference between stories, poems, and information books.  We will then connect this information across 2 or more texts.  Our main focus will be on learning new vocabulary and working together to figure out the meaning of our texts.

Can you tell the difference between the following three resources?  How can you tell which one belongs to within each category (nonfiction, fiction, poetry)?

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