I am a K-5 reading specialist at a K-5 elementary school in Williamsburg, Virginia. One of my responsibilities as a reading specialist is to continue to add to our school's book room with fresh, diverse literature. Adding this nonfiction collection will put the latest and greatest literature into the hands of young readers and add to the instructional resources for teachers.
It is critical for children to have access to a variety of literature in order to foster a love for reading.
Purchasing this book series will provide that opportunity for students to have more of a variety of nonfiction topics to read through their teachers' small group instruction and in independent reading.
This nonfiction text series is the best place for students to discover all the fascinating stories and amazing facts about trailblazers, legends, places, and events.
Students in Grades 2 and up will have access to read these books independently or in a small group with their teacher.
Each set of books correlates to specific Virginia Standards of Learning as well as high-interest topics.
Nonfiction reading continues to be critical in promoting student success. Researchers have noted one other benefit of nonfiction reading: the potential to motivate young children to read by tapping into their interests (Caswell & Duke, 1998).
Allowing students to explore and pursue their interests within a broad array of informational texts can help them to see that the real world can often be just as surprising and intriguing as make-believe.
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