How to Read Nonfiction Books Author:Tekla White Learning to read nonfiction effectively is one of the most important survival skills students can develop. This book will help students learn to find, record, organize, and evaluate information while practicing such skills as reading for details, finding the main idea, sequencing, drawing conclusions, and summarizing. All the reading samples nee... more »ded to practice the skills are provided.
The book is divided into five sections. Each section contains a table of contents, teaching ideas, student practice pages, and "challenge" activities.
* Asking Questions Before You Read - Use pre-questioning when reading about animals, events, people* Finding Information -- using the library, Dewey Decimal System, using table of contents and index, scanning for key words and phrases
* Recording & Organizing Information - mapping main ideas and details
* Evaluating Information -- recognizing extraneous detail, sequencing, drawing conclusions, summarizing, generalizing, reporting information in a new form
Special Features: skills checklist, mapping & outlining forms, answer key, charts to post, and make an information mobile. Humorous, helpful line art illustrations throughout. All 64 pages perforated for easy removal.« less