By Sarah Brown Wessling
Shift #1: More non-fiction
By secondary grades, the standards say that students should be reading 70% nonfiction and 30% fiction. We have to remember, though, that the literacy standards are for more than just English Language Arts, so this breakdown is the responsibility of an entire building. Lessons like Inquiry Based Teaching: Discussing Non-Fiction show how to analyze non-fiction in an inquiry-based method. Note: adult language is sometimes used to talk about slave narratives in this lesson.