How Do I Teach Nonfiction?

Eva Mireles3rd grade teacher, 4th grade teacher, 5th grade teacher, The Reading Teacher's Playbook Podcast, Upper Elementary

 In this episode:

 You will walk away with clear steps for how to launch and teach your nonfiction unit.

I talk about:

I talk about the what, the why and the how of teaching your next fiction reading unit.

1.The What- It’s Broken into two camps:Expository and Narrative Nonfiction

  1. The Why- Teaching students how to think about new information and what they think about it is critically important. 
  2. The How- I give you 4 main teaching points to zone in on in your next nonfiction reading unit. 


  • As an educator and as an adult you and I both know that you are never done learning, this means that learning how to navigate non fiction is a lifelong skill. 
  • In addition, learning how to navigate nonfiction will also teach students how to take in new information and decide how to think about it and what they think about it. 
  • Nonfiction text may include bias therefore,  students will need to be taught how to identify the author’s purpose in order to help them discern this.

Links to resources mentioned in the podcast:

Nonfiction Reading Response

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