My students need blank books to create their own nonfiction books.
This project expired on January 10, 2011.
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The creativity that bursts forth from my Middle Schoolers is sometimes hard to channel, but we have an idea that we think will do the trick.
I work at a Title I Middle School where many of my students are often short on money, but never short on creativity.
They are ready, willing, and able to express themselves creatively, but they must also meet the standards and make the grade. Achieving these two goals is a challenge for any teacher, but my librarian and I have plan to achieve just that. Not only will they learn important research skills but they might even have fun along the way!
Each year, with the help of our librarian, my Language Arts students complete either a genre or author study in which they read novels (mostly fictional) of their own choosing. Nonfiction is the ugly stepsister that few students seem to want to pursue. In keeping with the new tougher emphasis on research and nonfiction, we've decided to create a project in which the students will create nonfiction books that focus on an aspect of nonfiction that their novels or author addresses. In order for the project to appear as professional as possible, we would like all students to have their own blank book to turn into their own nonfiction book.
In the real world, it's often sink or swim.
By syncing fiction and nonfiction together in this way, we hope that we will help our students swim towards a new appreciation of nonfiction while meeting the new Common Core Standards.
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