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Who doesn’t have wonderful childhood memories of sitting cross-legged in front of a devoted teacher or parent who is eagerly opening a storybook—gently guiding us into the world of imaginative characters in faraway lands?
Most of us do! Positive listening experiences like these encourage young readers to develop their own fiction reading skills so that they can soon enjoy stories, poetry, and fables on their own. As such, fiction reading skills are the foundationally-important reading skills of a child’s elementary education. But what about non-fiction reading skills?
Non-fiction texts, like the features of our solar system; the contributions of Abraham Lincoln; or the effects of World War II, pose a particular set of challenges to students that fiction texts do not. While non-fiction texts require the same ability to decode and comprehend the written word, they also expect the reader to possess additional initiative when it comes to understanding context and vocabulary terms. They also can sometimes require some contextual research before and during students’ reading of them.
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