Below are some ideas to help you incorporate more nonfiction into your classrooms.

Nonfiction read alouds.

Routine designed to bring nonfiction resources to the attention of the students.

Overview of "The Living Minute"- explained in the Expedition Mondays.

Activity that encourages students to focus on the meaning of words.

Uses vocabulary to help students focus on the content needed to write a summary.

Discusses text features as well.

Activity that has students match text features to their definition, as well as an example.

A toolbox with "tools" to help you when reading nonfiction.

Help your students think about text features before they read as well as what text features could be added to help the reader with this graphic organizer.

Text features include heading, title, captions, and photographs Great resource for buliding background for historical events.