Wonder Wednesday - The Wonder of Nonfiction
*I had the WONDERful opportunity to attend another Donalyn Miller workshop this past Friday. I think it is my 4th one.
*The topic was nonfiction.
*I'm an avid reader of fiction and promote fiction everywhere in my classroom and all day long.
*I know I need to branch out so this was just the workshop I needed.
*The day was absolutely the best and I took so much away from the topic of "nonfiction".
*I decided to dive into "nonfiction" right away. As they say no time like the present.
*As soon as I arrived to school on Monday morning I filled two bins FULL of random nonfiction books.
*I actually enjoyed myself while looking at ALL the different titles, topics, and subjects.
*My three reading classes (which are really a focus on fiction reading) began reading from the books when they met with me on Monday.
*They are being required to read at least four nonfiction books during this week before our winter break.
*It has been so fun watching them pull the books out, preview them, read them, and above all talk with other readers about them.
*Many of the readers have asked if they can read more than the four required.
*The answer is of course YES!
*Here is a little peek at my "nonfiction" readers in action...