Nonfiction in the English Language Arts Curriculum

One of the big changes for teachers writing new curricula to meet Common Core Standards is the incorporation of nonfiction in the English Language Arts Curriculum.  As ELA teachers, we are experts in teaching literature — but nonfiction? Having recently gone through...

Lessons For Teaching Nonfiction Reading Skills

Teaching students nonfiction reading skills — from understanding an expert’s bias to learning how to be active readers — is an important component of Common Core State Standards, educator Bill Ferriter writes in this blog post. He shares four...