Tuesday, November 26, 2013

5 Tips to Nip Nonfiction Negativity

In order to write creative nonfiction (CNF), we must read creative nonfiction.  This can be tough when kids (and adults) sometimes equate nonfiction with boring.  


Nix Nonfiction Negativity

1.  Identify interests. and choose CNF titles accordingly. 

2.  Sneak one in.  
Read a CNF book aloud, but reveal your secret after they enjoyed the story.

3.  Read by example.

4.  Show no fear.
Don't let on if you anticipate complaints.  Your enthusiasm is essential!

5.  Choose creative activities.
Timing and personalization are key here.  Ease into the reading with fun activities and keep them flowing.  (Check out my board Reading & Writing for some unique book report ideas!)


Class Discussion

Do you have creative activities that keep your kids reading?

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Happy Homeschooling!
Mrs. Redd

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