Teaching with Nonfiction

Teaching with Nonfiction

Nonfiction reading and writing requires special skills. In this collection, Stenhouse authors demonstrate proven strategies for helping students build background knowledge, conduct research, and engage with nonfiction texts across the curriculum and at various levels of complexity. Authors featured include Kelly Gallagher, Tony Stead, Ralph Fletcher, and Cris Tovani.

12 videos | 16+ hours

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3 year subscription = $2,135

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Dude! Listen to This!

Explore the world of boys and writing as Ralph meets with a group of boys who have given up recess time each week to meet and talk about their writing.

45 Minutes
1-year:$ 75
3-year:$ 175
Article of the Week

See how Kelly uses Article of the Week to close the gaps in his students’ education and provide them with the background knowledge that is the foundation for critical reading. (6–12)

15 Minutes
1-year:$ 15
3-year:$ 35
Bridges to Independence

Take an in-depth look at what happens before, during, and after guided reading—accessing students’ prior knowledge, overcoming text challenges, sharing and reflecting, and determining comprehension. (K–3)

120 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
Building Adolescent Readers

Discover how to engage students with a variety of difficult novels and texts, helping them develop the skills and behaviors of lifelong readers. (6–12)

90 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
Comprehending Content

Discover how Cris covers more content, makes instruction more relevant, and helps students acquire the reading skills they need to succeed on tests and beyond. (6–12)

120 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
Fact Finders!

Watch as Patrick demonstrates comprehension strategies (determining importance in text, inferring, synthesizing, and more) during nonfiction think-aloud. (3–5)

35 Minutes
1-year:$ 75
3-year:$ 175
Improving Adolescent Writers

Join Kelly as he demonstrates the habits and skills of a good writer through a variety of methods—modeling, mid-process assessment, small-group conferring, and identification of real-world writing purposes. (4–12)

128 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
Making the Most of News Magazines

Discover the many curriculum extensions that are possible by using an assortment of new magazine texts in the classroom throughout the year. (3–5)

15 Minutes
1-year:$ 15
3-year:$ 35
Reading the World

Watch as Stephanie and Anne respond to the needs of English language learners and integrate effective comprehension strategy instruction with content knowledge acquisition. (K–6)

96 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
Think Nonfiction!

Watch as nonfiction readers merge their thinking with information to learn, understand, and remember what they read. (K–6)

30 Minutes
1-year:$ 75
3-year:$ 175
Time for Nonfiction

Learn how literacy centers energize the classroom, discover how whole-class mini lessons integrate content with language process, and see some of the original ways students respond to nonfiction reading. (K–3)

120 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
Writing with Mentors

Learn how to use children’s literature to teach informational and narrative writing, and watch master teachers in action as they demonstrate modeling, shared writing, whole-group and small-group lessons, reflection, and more. (K–6)

195 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350