Exploring Nonfiction in Primary Grades
Audience: K - 2nd Grade Teachers/Specialists
Presenter(s): Stephanie Harvey
Length: 80 minutes
Level: Primary Conceptual
Nonfiction is the most accessible genre which makes it a terrific genre for primary grade kids. Kids glean information in many ways with nonfiction. The graphs, charts, illustrations, photos etc. combine to make it highly visual as well as text based. When processing nonfiction, readers need to view closely the images and features to enhance their understanding. Primary grade nonfiction readers need to merge their thinking with the text and visual information to learn, understand and remember it.
Ms. Harvey is a former elementary and special education teacher, author, and a passionate advocate for thoughtful literacy practice emphasizing deep comprehension strategies as expected in CCSS.