Becky - I'm thrilled that you found this post useful and informative. I agree, being able to successfully read nonfiction is an important skill for taking the many required tests nowadays. (Although that shouldn't be the primary objective for teaching it.) Nonfiction reading is essential, and the sooner it's taught, the better.
The kids did indeed have a blast with the mystery activity; unfortunately, I had to take the site down because I was paying for it. :( If I get around to putting it back up, I'll write a quick post telling my readers to check it out.
Thanks for reading and for taking the time to write. Comments are much appreciated!
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