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No Nonsense Non-fiction: Tips for incorporating non-fiction into the ELA curriculum

No Nonsense Non-fiction: Tips for incorporating non-fiction into the ELA curriculum | ELA | Scoop.it

Many school districts are going through a painstaking process of writing new curricula to meet the Common Core State Standards. One of the biggest changes for English language arts teachers working to refine and update curricula is the need to incorporate larger amounts of nonfiction texts. As ELA teachers, we are experts in teaching literature — but nonfiction? Having recently gone through the process of writing a new middle-school ELA curriculum, I fully understand this challenge. Below are some of the ways our middle school ELA teachers worked to more organically integrate nonfiction texts into our teaching.


Via Deb Gardner, Mary Reilley Clark
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Deb Gardner's curator insight, January 8, 2014 6:10 AM

Keep in mind the expectation to increase non-fiction texts (and more complex texts) is not only in the ELA class, but other subjects as well. 

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 8, 2014 1:21 PM

Great examples of how to painlessly add informational text to your teaching.

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Education Week: Spotlight on English/Language Arts and the Common Core

Education Week: Spotlight on English/Language Arts and the Common Core | ELA | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards are beginning to influence English/language arts instruction.

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