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Nonfiction Smackdown!  Developed by Judi Paradis, Plympton School, Waltham, MA http://celebratescience.blogspot.com/2015/10/nonfiction-smackdown.html

Developed by Judi Paradis, Plympton School, Waltham, MA celebratescience….

Nonfiction Text Features Scavenger Hunt  Free!

Guided Reading: Buzzing with Ms. B: New Unit: Nonfiction Features! The font is cutesy but I think we could pull a text for my kids' grade level and still use this.

This insightful blog is maintained by a group of education thought leaders who care deeply about nonfiction for children: http://nonfictionandthecommoncore.blogspot.com/

This insightful blog is maintained by a group of education thought leaders who care deeply about nonfiction for children: http://nonfictionandthecommoncore.blogspot.com/

Highly-respected educator Mary Ann Cappiello discusses nonfiction types (subgenres). http://classroombookshelf.blogspot.com/2012/08/nonfiction-and-classroom-bookshelf.html

Highly-respected educator Mary Ann Cappiello discusses nonfiction types (subgenres). http://classroombookshelf.blogspot.com/2012/08/nonfiction-and-classroom-bookshelf.html

Enthusiastic elementary teacher Carrie Gelson offers book reviews and teaching strategies for using nonfiction books in the classroom: http://thereisabookforthat.com/author/carriegelson/

Enthusiastic elementary teacher Carrie Gelson offers book reviews and teaching strategies for using nonfiction books in the classroom: http://thereisabookforthat.com/author/carriegelson/

Sibert Smackdown! Perfect for a Mock Sibert unit to introduce information books and build excitement for the ALA Youth Media Awards.

Perfect for a Mock Sibert unit to introduce information books and build excitement for the ALA Youth Media Awards.

FREE-Rolling Through the Text-Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies--3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, Homeschool Novel Study, Printables, Literature Circles...Engage your students in their guided reading groups with this before, during, and after reading activity. Students simply roll the dice, determine the sum, and respond. Slip 6-8 of these in plastic sleeves or laminate and you are good to go for years. :)

A guided reading favorite. Engage your students in their guided reading groups with this before, during, and after reading activity. Students simply roll the dice, determine the sum and answer.

Theme anchor chart by janelle

Theme anchor chart- definition is great. common themes part are actually theme topics. image only

Nonfiction response ideas

10 Nonfiction Activity Ideas for Kids -- These would be great to put into a menu choice board for nonfiction book reports.

Prompts and questions for discussing nonfiction texts

Prompts and questions for discussing nonfiction texts

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