Non fiction

Teachers  have been told by educators to assign non fiction to  students  because in their work lives in the future, they’ll be reading non fiction. They have to read manuals, instructions, documents etc. Still, I was surprised that my kindergartener granddaughter’s assignment was to write a simple book report on a non fiction book. I found one on different kinds of houses in the world.

It’s good that non fiction is introduced this early.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Connie Louie
    Mar 23, 2017 @ 15:39:33

    Yes, the Common Core encourages students to read non-fictional books, not just fictional books. The Common Core standards start in Pre-K in Massachusetts. I was involved in the development of Massachusetts state standards based on the Common Core before my retirement.


  2. fannywrites
    Mar 23, 2017 @ 16:56:32

    Do you mean that each state developes its own Common Core standard?


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