We are knee-deep in non-fiction in my classroom. This year is going particularly well! I will post on this again this week and next week as well.
Students are doing three things, at the same time! (Who says kids can't multi-task!) First, all students are learning to apply reading strategies to non-fiction material. We are currently working on questioning when reading non-fiction. (I will write more about this tomorrow!) Secondly, all 4th graders are making a Non-Fiction Features and Conventions booklet. These are pretty neat! In the meantime, 5th graders are developing teaching lessons based on a grade-level's Michigan GLCE's. Working in teams, the 5th graders have developed teaching lessons for Kindergarteners, first graders, etc. Their units are turning out to be FANTASTIC!