Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Reading for Information
Very soon schools throughout the state, including River Forest School District 90, will be adopting the Common Core Curriculum. One of the important initiatives within this curriculum is the emphasis on reading for information. This means that our children will be reading more nonfiction. While great children's fiction from Dr. Seuss to Ramona Quimby to Little House on the Prairie to Harry Potter will never, ever be replaced, reading nonfiction can also be a joyful exploration of new worlds and new ideas. Here are some books that combine wonderful illustrations, interesting formats, and well-told facts. I learned a great deal from each!