August 2003 Adapted from Debbie Miller 9s Reading for Meaning Determining Importance in Nonfiction & Reading Comprehension Key for Kids " utilize text fea- tures to distin- guish important and relative parts from unimportant information " learn the impor- tant and relevant information " distinguish dif- ferences between fiction and non- fiction " use knowledge of narrative and ex- pository text features to make predictions and text organization and content " use knowledge of text to answer questions and synthesize text for themselves and others Questions naturally arise, and out come the Won- der Boxes. Anchor Mini-Lessons Pages 144-147 Modeling Differences Be- tween Fiction and Nonfic- tion using: Bugs, Bugs! Bugs!
by Jenni- fer Dussling Grandfather 9s Journey Nature Watch Spiders by Barbara Taylor Page 147-148 Noticing and Remembering When We Learn Something New National Geographic Page 148-150 Convention Notebooks Help build background knowl- edge for text features encoun- tered in reading, and are re- sources when children are asked to synthesize informa- tion in order to answer re- search questions. Page 150-152 Locating Specific Informa- tion: Ask Jeeves & Online Encyclopedias Anchor Chart for Nonfiction conventions: Labels Photographs Captions Comparisons Cutaways Maps Types of Print Close-ups Tables of Contents Index ... more. less.
Glossary When readers read nonfiction, they make pre- dictions about the text, but not about the kinds of things they expect will hap- pen . They make predic- tions about the kinds of things they expect to learn.<br><br> Suggested Books See Page 155 for complete information and addresses of publishers. Bugs, Bugs! Bugs!<br><br> by Jennifer Dussling Grandfather 9s Journey by Nature Watch Spiders by Barbara Taylor National Geographic Ask Jeeves World Book Online First Connections: The Golden Book Encyclopedia Dorling Kindersley Readers I can Read About &., Troll First Discovery Books, Scholastic Eyewitness Books, Knopf Newspapers Weekly Reader Time for Kids National Geographic for Kids Time for Kids/Big Picture Edition Ranger Rick Zoo Books Calliope: World History for Young People Kids Discover Cobblestone: The History Maga- zine for Young People Venn Diagram on Pg. 146