An Introduction to Nonfiction
- Grades: 1–2
- Discover common features of nonfiction.
- Compare nonfiction and fiction books on the same topic.
- Create a fiction/nonfiction Venn diagram.
Lesson Plans for this Unit
Lesson 1: Finding Nonfiction Features
Lesson 2: Mixed Bags: Fiction and Nonfiction
After the class has completed the last lesson, Comparing and Contrasting Fiction and Nonfiction, it should be clear that they've developed a clear understanding of the differences between the two. As you continue to read nonfiction books, make sure that the students are maintaining an understanding of the features of nonfiction and how these features allow the reader to read the content differently. The Venn diagram will help the students clearly see the difference between nonfiction and fiction and will help them become abler readers of nonfiction.