With the CCSS emphasizing non-fiction text, this choice board is a perfect way to get students reading like detectives. This choice board focuses on close reading, and works well as a center, whole class activity, or weekly reading homework. Students choose 3 activities to complete making a tic-tac-toe, and then cut out the corresponding cards to glue into their reading notebook.
These two foldables can be used with ANY fiction book. It can be completed as a during-reading activity or a post-reading activity to give students an opportunity to reflect upon the book. The foldables can also be inserted into interactive notebooks for future reference. $
Fiction versus Nonfiction: Use this lesson to launch a discussion about the difference between fiction and nonfiction. Also, teach students that fiction books have call numbers that start with the letter 'E,' while nonfiction books have call numbers that start with numerical digits.