Mr. Stevens teaches high school art. His classes are mixed, consisting of students in different grades and at varied reading levels. He also has some students who are in the special education and English Language Learner programs. Mr. Stevens is about to begin a unit on abstract art. He wants to introduce a few nonfiction texts to his students and incorporate technology since each student has a laptop.
Given the following scenario, write a paper that addresses the following:
- Identify and describe one nonfiction text Mr. Stevens can use for this unit and describe the strategies he should use to teach it.
- Identify and describe one way Mr. Stevens can incorporate technology in the teaching of a second nonfiction text
- Examine the potential student benefits of incorporating technology into the teaching of nonfiction texts
Submit a paper which is 2-3 pages in length, exclusive of the reference page, double-spaced using 12 point, Times New Roman font. The paper must cite at least 2 outside and two from the sources provided in APA format. Check all content for grammar, spelling and to be sure that you have properly cited all resources (in APA format) used.
1. Ceranic, H. (2009). English teacher’s handbook. Retrieved from eBook Central (accessed through LIRN). If you are having trouble accessing eBook Central resources, please review the instructions: Finding a chapter in eBook Central Academic.
- Read pages 79-84 which provide some focus points for teaching nonfiction, including media.
2. Einstein, C. (2003). Activating comprehension: Non-fiction in the classroom. Educators Publishing Service. https://eps.schoolspecialty.com/EPS/media/Site-Resources/Downloads/articles/Nonfiction.pdf
- This article provides some common yet effective strategies for improving reading comprehension of nonfiction texts.
3. Hamilton, B. (2015). Integrating technology in the classroom: Tools to meet the need of every student. Retrieved from eBook Central (accessed through LIRN). If you are having trouble accessing eBook Central resources, please review the instructions: Finding a chapter in eBook Central Academic.
- Read chapters 5 & 6 (pages 81-101) which discusses ways to utilize technology with students; many of these can be used for nonfiction reading.
4. Wray, D. (2005). Teaching and learning literacy: Reading and writing texts for a purpose. Retrieved from eBook Central (accessed through LIRN). If you are having trouble accessing eBook Central resources, please review the instructions: Finding a chapter in eBook Central Academic.
- Read chapter 4 (pages 89-114) which focuses on strategies to use for getting students actively involved in nonfiction reading.
1. TEDx Talks. (2016, December 3). Why comics belong in the classroom. [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/Oz4JqAJbxj0 (10:43)
- This video shows how comic books can be used to introduce concepts to students.
2. Apsny academia. (2016, December 7). Using The inquiry based teaching method for non fiction. [Video]. YouTube.https://youtu.be/Ts7xEp9pySo (6:11)
- This video focuses on strategies for student discussion on nonfiction texts.