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Non Fiction Presentation LSSL 5380

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Elizabeth Adkins

on 12 December 2013

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Transcript of Non Fiction Presentation LSSL 5380

We are going to start with the Table of Contents.
The table of contents is found at the beginning of the book. It gives the heading and beginning page number of each section in a book.
Where do you start?
Table of Contents
How to read

Don't be afraid, it's EASY!!
Next, look at the headings.
A heading is usually in bold print and tells the reader what the section is about. It is the main idea of that section.
Are there any diagrams or pictures with captions ?
When there is a caption, there are words next to or underneath a picture that explain what it is or what it is about.

A diagram is a drawing that shows the parts of something.
Are there any words you don't know or understand?
The words that are in bold print or italics will be in the glossary. The glossary alphabetically lists new or important words and shows or tells what they mean. The glossary is found at the end of the book.
Leal Elementary- Mrs. E. Adkins
Non-Fiction Presentation Grades 1-3
Bold Print
After reading the heading, you can read that section. What were these two paragraphs about?
Make sure to study the pictures or diagrams. Read all captions or descriptions, it will help you understand what is being said in the book.

What is this diagram showing us? Does this picture help us understand Albert Einstein?
A graph shows information in a visual way so that it is more easily understood by readers.
A map is a picture that shows the location of things or places.
A timeline is a chart that helps a reader see important events in order.
A table is a chart of information presented in a visual way. It is often used to compare things.
Graphs, tables, maps, and timelines are all called graphic organizers. Read everything in the graphic organizers. These will also help you understand what is being said in the book.
Inside the parentheses after the word is the pronunciation of the word. It tells the reader how to say the word.
What if you are only looking for one piece of information?
You do not have to read the whole book when you are looking for one piece of information. You can use the index to get you to the right place.
An index is an alphabetical listing of the subjects, people, and places found in the book.
The table of contents will give you an overview of what you are going to read.

Let's look at this table of contents. What is this book going to be about?
Picture with caption
Where would I go to find information about echolocation?
As you can now see, reading nonfiction is a piece of cake.
So grab a nonfiction book the next time you are in the library and enjoy the knowledge you will gain.
Book Sources
Firestone, M. (2007). The White House. Minneapolis: Pictoure Window Books.
Johnson, A. (2011). Bats. Mankato: Capstone Press.
Mattern, J. (2011). Our Earth. Mankato: Capstone Press.
Rustad, M. E. (2002). Harriet Tubman. Mankato: Capstone Press.
Wishinsky, F. (2005). Albert Einstein. New York: DK Publishing, Inc.

Definitions of Text Features
Newingham, B. (2013, March 29). Nonfiction Text Features Posters. Retrieved from Scholastic: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top_teaching/2011/03/my-march-top-ten-list-nonfiction-reading-resources

Ideas for teaching Text Features
5-Day Unit Plan for Introducing Nonfiction. (2013, March 29). Retrieved from Scholastic: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/5-day-unit-plan-introducing-nonfiction
Newingham, B. (2013, March 29). Top Teaching-My March Top Ten List: NonFiction Reading Resources. Retrieved from Scholastic: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top_teaching/2011/03/my-march-top-ten-list-nonfiction-reading-resources
Bibliography for Nonfiction Presentation
Are there any graphs, tables, maps, or timelines?
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