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Mrs. M. from Granite Falls NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Nonfiction! This Stuff is True!

The cost of Teaching Comprehension with Nonfiction Reading from Lakeshore Learning is $149, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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This project expired on May 26, 2005.

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My students (especially boys) love to read nonfiction books. The world is full of interesting facts, discoveries, record-holders, animals, and inventions. Reading and comprehending nonfiction books and articles, however, requires different reading strategies than reading picture books and novels. As a school librarian, I have ordered many fascinating animal, space, geography, sports, and transportation books for our over 400 K-5 students. I find, however, that while they love to choose these books, they struggle to read and understand them. (Successfully reading non-fiction is also a skill needed on our N.C. End-of-Grade tests.) I would love to purchase the kit "Teaching Comprehension with Nonfiction Read-Alouds" from Lakeshore Learning Materials. The kit contains 4 sets of books, props, word and picture cards, and a teacher's manual. The sets are for Kindergarten to second grade but adaptable to use with older grades. The strategies will be applied to other books for more in-depth lessons for our students in grades 3-5. The sets include some student favorites (animals, penguins, trucks, and gardens). I incorporate a non-fiction book into most media center lessons for K-1 students so I will use this kit (and the strategies from it) frequently in my K-1 classes. My second and third graders are beginning research and can benefit from these specific lessons on reading and understanding nonfiction. I will build on the nonfiction comprehension lessons with my fourth and fifth graders. Our students are eager readers and my library is a busy place. We checked out over 9,000 books in August 2004 (an average of 20 books per child). I am always looking for ways to expose our students to more books they enjoy so they will become better readers. Our school is in a rural area. Trips to the public libraries in nearby towns are rare for the majority of our students. Unemployment (and decreased weekly hours in manufacturing jobs) are also problems in our community and limit the number of books purchased in many home. My library is the main source for books in our community. Parents often come to check out extra books for their school-age children and for their preschoolers! The "Teaching Comprehension with Nonfiction Read-Alouds" kit will provide a new way to expose my students to a wider range of books!

Mrs. M.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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TT805 - Teaching Comprehension with Nonfiction R • Lakeshore Learning $99.50 1 $99.50

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