Blending Fiction and Nonfiction to Improve Comprehension and Writing Skills

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This lesson, from ReadWriteThink, supports the use of a text set (paired fiction and nonfiction texts on a similar topic) to increase student interest in and understanding of content area material and to develop critical writing skills. The more familiar format of narrative fiction introduces the topic and generates confidence in exploring the less familiar genre of nonfiction. Students then demonstrate what they have learned about the topic and about genre by writing an original piece that blends together narrative and expository elements. This lesson uses a variety of student interactives. Less

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    Grade: 3 to 5

    Topics: Writing Strategies, Reading Comprehension, English-Language Arts

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