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Hailey Simon EDCI 461 – Dr. Codling September 9, 2009 Doiron, R. (1994) This reading discussed a lot of important issues pertaining to the variety of books teachers expose their students to. While fiction has always been the most predominant type of literature for young elementary school students, it is also extremely important that teachers work in a balanced literacy program that makes all types of literature come alive. Most importantly, teachers need to find a way to make nonfiction books both appealing and meaningful for the students. It is one thing for a teacher to choose just any nonfiction book and share it with the class. It is another, for the teacher to carefully select a book either from the library or a recommended source, and create an innovative and exciting lesson. It is important for a teacher to carefully plan out a lesson that will excite and motivate the students as well as
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Unformatted text preview: grasp their attention and understanding. In addition, this will contribute to further learning and opportunity. There are many ways to introduce nonfiction literature in the classroom. For instance, when I interned in a 1 st grade classroom, I remember the teacher bringing in multiple objects having to do with the Olympics. One of the students had a grandparent who was an Olympic Gold Medalist. The teacher had the student share many of these items with the class and went into depth on the topic. Following this introduction, she read aloud a nonfiction book about the Olympics. This helped grasp the students’ attention and learn a lot more on the topic. Just like most other lesson plans; it is about the delivery and thought put into it....
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