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Nonfiction Book Identification and Structure

From the title on the cover to the glossary at the end of a book, young people need to be able to identify the structure of nonfiction works.

Identify Structures. Identify structures in a wide range of examples. For instance, identify glossaries in books and websites:

Apply Features. Apply nonfiction features to authentic problems. Look for the features of print materials in websites. Use government and organization sites for quality information resources to explore. For instance, use the sidebar, the table of contents, and headings/subheadings as you explore nonfiction:

Connect to Content Areas. Connect identification activities to content area activities such as government studies to demonstrate the importance of the structure such as the glossary. Use comparisons amongst works to practice identification.

Demonstrate Understanding. Ask students to label elements in PowerPoint using pages copied from Google Books.

Create concept maps using ReadWriteThink tools or Inspiration to show the structure of the contents.


English Standards:
Nonfiction Book Identification and Structure

Examine the following standards. Think about how you'll prepare children for later grades and apply the skills from earlier grades.

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