Using Nonfiction Books in Your Curriculum and Classroom

Focus on: Grades K - 4
Course Number:TEWS734N

The adoption of the Core Curriculum State Standards, with its emphasis on informational books has increased the number of nonfiction books in the classroom. Working in both whole and small groups, we will identify the characteristics of excellent nonfiction; examine an array of quality books on science and social science topics to determine their potential grade levels and classroom applications; assess and compare a range of nonfiction books that will inform and engage students, while supporting the curriculum.

And, finally, we will survey web and print resources that will help participants keep abreast of new books and publishing trends. Please bring a copy of your favorite nonfiction book to share.

July 21
Monday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
.6 CEU $275 (not offered for credit)
Materials fee $10
Registration Deadline 7/14/2014