|Lauren Davis on How Fiction and Nonfiction Can Interact in the Common Core Classroom
Lauren Davis has been Senior Editor at Eye On Education since May 2011. She is the author of the popular white paper "5 Things Every Teacher Should be Doing to Meet the Common Core State Standards." Lauren is also a regular blogger on Eye On Education's blog, and publishes a bi-monthly column called "Comments on the Common Core State Standards."
In this podcast, Lauren sets the record straight on how much fiction is still allowed under the Common Core State Standards, how it can be taught along with nonfiction, and provides suggestions for selecting and incorporating engaging nonfiction texts.
This podcast was recorded on January 31, 2013 and the runtime is 12:48.
Select podcast highlights include:
2:35—According to the Common Core, there needs to be an increase in nonfiction literature but that does not mean fiction needs to be removed
4:14—The importance of teaching nonfiction
5:06—How to make teaching nonfiction fun
6:08—Sample lesson plan for students to analyze nonfiction opinion articles
8:37—Recommendations for incorporating nonfiction texts into lesson plans