Subject Matter! Rethinking nonfiction reading and writing at KS2
Nonfiction, perhaps more than any other form of writing, has been
subject the demands of education policy and the impact of new
technologies on publishing.
This new course (available from September 2019), focuses on the specific demands of reading and writing in subjects. Based on the findings of our
action research projects with hub schools, we problematise some nonfiction practices before moving on to practical class approaches for teaching with nonfiction (and some fiction) in history and science. We consider the importance of building academic vocabulary for both content learning and processes, as well as ways to introduce this. And, of course, we give some attention to the place of nonfiction in developing reading for pleasure.
Areas of focus
- A quick review of different approaches to using nonfiction and the range of purposes
- Things to consider when choosing nonfiction for the classroom and for teaching
- Reading and writing like a historian
- Reading and writing like a scientist
- Building academic vocabulary
- Nonfiction and fiction working together to build subject knowledge
- Nonfiction and reading for pleasure
- A planning framework
Key Stage suitability
Recommended course length
One-day course to cover the basic principles.
Two or three days for more sustained learning with opportunities for gap tasks, feedback and review.
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