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Remote learning resource are available on my website.

These will allow you to practice and reinforce skills.  If you need additional resources please email me at rcruz@sau81.org

Please continue to read daily!

 

                

       

 

 

 

 

This month’s reading tips for Informational

 ( nonfiction) text……

 

Look at the parts

Most good nonfiction books will have helpful features that are not a part of most fiction books. These parts include a table of contents, an index, a glossary, photographs and charts with captions, and a list of sources. Share the purpose of the features with your reader.

Table of Contents

Located at the front of a book, the table of contents displays a list of the big ideas within the book and where to find them.

Index

An index is an alphabetical list of almost everything covered within the book, with page numbers. Readers can use the index to look up specific terms or concepts and go right to the specific information they're looking for.

Glossary

Located at the back of the book, a glossary contains key words that are related to the topic and their definitions. These definitions provide more information about new vocabulary words.

Captions

Captions are usually right under photographs, figures, maps, and charts. Captions give a quick summary of what information is presented in the graphic.

Photos/Charts

A lot of information can be found by "reading" the charts and photos found within nonfiction text. Readers will first need to figure out what information is presented. Then they'll need to discover how to navigate the information. Some charts use clear labels, others require more careful examination. Help your reader learn more about the different ways information can be displayed.

(retrieved from Reading Rockets)

 
Additional resources

 

http://www2.ed.gov/parents/read/resources/edpicks.jhtml

 

http://www.reading.org/informationfor/parents.aspx

 

http://www.scholastic.com/parents/

 

http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/literacy/parents/index.htm

Your child should be reading a minimum of 10 minutes a night in the lower grades … this will help them develop into lifelong readers

Happy Reading! 
 Mrs. Cruz – Reading Specialist


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