The Common Core is placing a heavier emphasis on nonfiction, but that doesn't mean you have to give up your literature lessons! In this book, English teachers Stacey O'Reilly and Angie Stooksbury describe how you can combine nonfiction with fiction to meet the standards and give students a deeper understanding of what they are reading. This practical book provides a variety of nonfiction reading strategies as well as ready-to-implement lesson plans and text pairing suggestions.
You will get…
- A variety of useful strategies to help students analyze nonfiction
- Sample units with step-by-step agendas and lesson plans
- Ready-to-use classroom handouts and rubrics for assessment
- Suggested text pairings across genres and time periods
Table of Contents
Introduction: Living and LearningChapter 1: How the Common Core Promotes Deeper Understanding Chapter 3: Don’t Forget the S.O.A.P: Breaking it Down
Chapter 4: Implementing Ethos, Pathos, and Logos
Chapter 5: Looking at History through Multiple Genres
Chapter 6: Writing with Spin to Rewrite History
Chapter 7: The Debate: Words that Win
Chapter 8: A Reflective Writing Assignment
Chapter 9: A Romeo and Juliet Assignment
Chapter 10: An Animal Farm Assignment
Stacey O’Reilly and Angie Stooksbury are English teachers at Big Walnut Local Schools in Ohio. They frequently present at conferences on the topic of reading and the Common Core.