What better way to help students remember information than by singing and dancing??? This video/song is so engaging and will get your kiddos up and singing about non-fiction vs. fiction features. The link included here is a shortened version or the full-length song. If you'd like to purchase the full length song, you will have to go to Harry Kindergarten's website. (www.harrykindergartenmusic.com)
Teaching students about all different genres is critical in order to help them build their comprehension skills. If a student is able to determine what type of genre of book prior to reading, they will be better prepared to use "textural schema" to understand the text. This article reiterates the importance of teaching students strategies to determine the type of genre they are reading.
Parents are most likely to read fiction stories to their children at home because they easily entertain their children and can be fun to read. This article is great because it is a perfect resource to share with parents when trying to explain to them the importance of reading nonfiction texts at home.