K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

Nonfiction in action

An adventure through reading

Fifth-grade teacher Sheri Wieczorek talks to a group of students about an assignment based on their reading of a nonfiction book. Teaching with informational texts benefits students in a number of ways: It increases student engagement by allowing for differentiation of content, its unique features provide a structure that supports the development of literacy skills, and it provides support for an inquiry approach to content knowledge.

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