The Nonfiction Now Lesson Bank, Grades 4-8: Strategies and Routines for Higher-Level Comprehension in the Content Areas

The Nonfiction Now Lesson Bank, Grades 4-8: Strategies and Routines for Higher-Level Comprehension in the Content Areas

by Nancy Akhavan

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What exactly makes The Nonfiction NOW Lesson Bank such a stand-out? If you consider the amount of instructional support, that alone is substantial enough to transform your teaching. But Nancy Akhavan happens to be an educator who has performed many roles over her career so she divests in this book just about everything in her professional vault

  • A whole new vision of teaching nonfiction
  • 50 powerhouse  lessons
  • A bank of short informational texts
  • Dozens of student  practice activities
  • Graphic organizers for taming textbooks

Unlike so many books, this one will live its life in actual use: dog-eared, sticky-noted, and loved.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452286495
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Series: Corwin Literacy
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 32 MB
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About the Author

Nancy Akhavan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Fresno State. She has held numerous positions as teacher, principal, and district office leader.  She has lead literacy programs for schools K-12. She currently consults with teachers, as well as school and district leaders to implement effective reading and writing instruction to close the achievement gap and increase reading achievement for all students. Nancy is the author of numerous professional books, including The Nonfiction Now Lesson Bank (Corwin Literacy, 2015)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jennifer Serravallo
Part I. The "Now" Factor of Nonfiction Reading
Chapter 1. Yes, We Are Asking More of Our Nonfiction Readers
Chapter 2. Model It: Four Lessons for Introducing Close Reading
Chapter 3. Taming the Textbook: Strategies for Helping Students Handle These Tomes
Chapter 4. The Key Strategies for Deep Reading Nonfiction
Part II. The Daily Duo
Chapter 5. The Daily Duo: A Sequence That Promotes Student Reading and Writing to Learn
Chapter 6. The Daily Layout of Teaching Nonfiction
Chapter 7. Planning Instruction for Student Success
Part III. The Lessons and Texts
Lessons for Getting Main Idea by Understanding Text Structures
Prereading and Think-Aloud Lessons for Main Idea and Details
Lessons That Support Students While Reading for Main Idea and Details
After-Reading Engagements: Exploring the Main Ideas and Details in Texts
Summarizing to Comprehend
Understanding Key Vocabulary
Writing About Reading
Appendix: The Ready-to-Use Texts
Reproducible Forms
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