Today's post features our new guest blogger, Hilary Gard, who is a 2nd grade teacher. If you like this post, make sure to check out her blog, Primary Planet!
Hi! I’m Hilary from Primary Planet and I am guest blogging at Hameray today!
Today, I am here to talk about reading and understanding nonfiction. Students often have a hard time remembering what they read when they read nonfiction. When we read nonfiction books together in class, we stop often to check for understanding. The books in the Real World series are a perfect way to make reading a “real world” experience!
If we are reading independently, we write down what we learned on the sticky note. This is a great way to gauge what students are learning and remembering when you conduct reading conferences with your students.
In the book What’s the Time?, the students read about different ways to tell time. We used a nonfiction notes graphic organizer to record the information we learned from the book.
After we read and filled in our graphic organizers, the students shared what they had written down with their partners.
You can get your own copy of the Nonfiction Notes Graphic Organizer by clicking the link below.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you and your students enjoy the little freebie!
Hilary Gard has been teaching for 17 years, 13 of those years in 2nd grade. She is a children’s book collector and does a weekly book series called Book Talk Tuesday on her blog, Primary Planet.
To download Hilary's Nonfiction Notes Graphic Organizer, click the left image below. For more information about Story World Real World, click the right image below.