• Nonfiction Reading Strategies



    New to Known

    Good readers think about what they already know about a topic in order to gain a deeper understanding while reading. Think about what you know about a topic before and during reading and then use that information to add to the new information you discover.



    After reading a non-fiction text think about 3 things you discovered, 2 things you find interesting and 1 question you still have.


    Read the pictures

              Sometimes a nonfiction text can be difficult, but don’t forget to read the pictures. You can learn a lot of topic by using the pictures to discuss some of the things you notice.



    Use all of the text features

    Nonfiction contains a great deal of features to read that makes it very different from reading a fiction text. Don’t forget to read the pictures, maps, vocabulary and any other information on the page.